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Emerald

4086
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.3.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down13.5.1761BWAS-1714
Named5.11.1761BWAS-1714
Launched8.6.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned14.5.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger Class (1757)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1781
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Benjamin BlaydesBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1736-1805
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.10.1793BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel103' 4 ½"Imperial Feet31.4071 
Breadth35' 2 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward8' 11"Imperial Feet2.4638 
Draught Aft13' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen681 3194Tons BM 

Armament


8.6.1762Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1757220Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1762 - 19.3.1763Captain
Timothy EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1780
ADM 6/19/409
BWAS-1714
25.3.1763 - 2.5.1766Captain
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1766
ADM 6/19/474
BWAS-1714
2.5.1766 - 16.8.1769Captain
Charles DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1789
ADM 6/20/117
BWAS-1714
16.8.1769 - 23.4.1771Captain
John MoutrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1783
ADM 6/20/246
BWAS-1714
23.4.1771 - 5.5.1772Captain
Hugh DalrympleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1779
ADM 6/20/368
BWAS-1714
22.11.1775 - 5.7.1779Captain
Benjamin CaldwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1805
ADM 6/21/138
BWAS-1714
23.7.1779 - 15.11.1781Captain
Samuel MarshallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1787
Transfered
BWAS-1714
17.12.1781 - 27.5.1783Captain
William KnellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
Transfered ADM 6/22/386
BWAS-1714
27.5.1783 - 25.9.1783Captain
Edward ShepherdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
ADM 6/23/159
Issued by
Robert DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1805
, North America
Confirmed 6.11.1783
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 22.11.1790Captain
Thomas Revell ShiversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790Captain
Richard IncledonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1819
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.6.1765 - 29.6.1768Second Lieutenant
Philip PattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1814
ADM 6/20/80
ODNB
6.6.1770 - 27.6.1771Second Lieutenant
Philip PattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1814
ADM 6/20/280
ODNB
27.6.1771 - 5.5.1772First Lieutenant
Philip PattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1814
ADM 6/20/387
ODNB
22.11.1790 - 23.1.1791First Lieutenant
Pitt Burnaby GreeneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Charles WemyssBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1802
ADM 6/24/91
ADM 6/24

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1780 - 1781Midshipman
Hugh DownmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1847
WWNH

Service History


DateEventSource
8.6.1762building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £6287.10.9dBWAS-1714
10.1762fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £2518.16.0dBWAS-1714
3.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
19.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1769Sailed to Lapland to observe the transit of VenusBWAS-1714
5.1772Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.5.1772

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1772Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4612.11.11dBWAS-1714
10.1775Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1776Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5828.8.3dBWAS-1714
6.5.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1.4.1778Took the Frigate
Virginia (28) 1776-1778
American 28 Gun
6th Rate Frigate
BWAS-1714
6.1779Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.7.1779

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1779Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5528.14.9dBWAS-1714
9.1779In the North SeaBWAS-1714
31.12.1779Affair of Fielding and Bylandt
23.4.1780Took the Frigate
La Dunkerquoise (20) 1779-1780
French 20 Gun
Privateer Frigate

24.8.1781Took the Brig
Le Frédéric (16) 1781-1781
French 16 Gun
Privateer Brig

7.9.1781Took the Cutter
Le Comte de la Motte-Piquet (8) 1781-1781
French 8 Gun
Privateer Cutter

22.4.1783Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
25.9.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.10.1793Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 19th of July 2014 21:07

Admiralty Office 1777, (London Gazette)
Prizes taken by the Emerald.
June 24 - Delaware sloop, Thomas Coleman master, Joseph Stores owner, from Curacoa to Virginia, taken in Chesapeake Bay, burnt with salt.
June 30, brig unknown, supposed to be bound into the Capes, taken off the Capes of Virginia, burnt, with sails, cordage, rum, bale goods.
July 10. Friendship sloop, James Mudie master, Ring & Co. owners, from Virginia to Havannah, taken off the Capes of Virginia, sent to New York with flour.
Betty sloop, John Philipson master, M. Francois owner, from Virginia to Cape Francois, taken off the capes of Virginia, scuttled, with tobacco and flour.
Resolution sloop, D. McAwee master, M. Earison owner, from Baltimore to Curacoa, taken off the Capes of Virginia, sent to New York with tobacco, flour, staves.
July 20. Alexander sloop, Peter Ridge master, from Virginia to Martinique, taken in Chesapeake Bay, sent to New York, with tobacco and flour.
July 24. Success, snow, P.A. Maguero, master, from Guadeloupe to Virginia, taken southward of Cape Henry, sent to New York, with salt, cloth and sundries.
August 13. Thomas sloop, James Harper master, ____Wallace owner, from Virginia to St. Eustatia, taken southward of Cape Henry, with tobacco, flour and staves.

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