Emerald

4087
Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.5.1794BWAS-1603
Keel Laid Down6.1794BWAS-1603
Launched31.7.1795B028
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet B028
Ship ClassAmazon ClassB028
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1603
Constructor Thomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1603
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up1.1836B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 2 ½"Imperial Feet43.5991 
Length of Keel119' 5 ½"Imperial Feet36.2839 
Breadth38' 4"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold133' 6"Imperial Feet40.543 
Burthen933 6794Tons BM 

Armament


31.7.1795Broadside Weight = 407 Imperial Pound ( 184.5745 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1794264Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1795 - 5.1797Captain Velters Cornewall Berkeley (1754-1804)BWAS-17935.1797 - 12.1800Captain Thomas Moutray WallerBWAS-179312.1797 - 4.1798Commander William Allen ProbyBWAS-17934.1798 - 12.1800Captain Thomas Moutray WallerBWAS-179312.1800 - 1804Captain James O'BryenBWAS-17936.1806 - 1807Captain John LarmourBWAS-17931807 - 11.1811Captain Frederick Lewis Maitland (1777-1839)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1802 - 11.4.1803Acting Lieutenant John Thomas Young (1782-1848)NBD184911.4.1803 - 1803Lieutenant John Thomas Young (1782-1848)NBD18491804First Lieutenant Thomas Forrest (d.1844)BWAS-179329.10.1810 - 18.12.1811Lieutenant John William Montagu (1790-1882)NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1795 - 1797Master Thomas Atkinson (1767-1836)E-WIKI28.5.1797 - 30.1.1798Acting Master Philip Thomas (d.1830)ADM29-17.8.1807 - 13.7.1808Master Samuel BrokenshaADM29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1806 - 4.1809Midshipman Daniel Baird (d.1852)NBD18494.1809 - 1809Midshipman Peter Barnes (1793-?)NBD18494.1809 - 1810Master's Mate Daniel Baird (d.1852)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
19.7.1806 - 18092nd Class Volunteer Peter Barnes (1793-?)NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 24.7.1797Lieutenant William Basham (d.1797)TRN4

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1794Began building at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
31.7.1795Completed building at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £14419.0.0dBWAS-1793
31.7.1795Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
12.10.1795Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £9390.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1.1797Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
20.2.1797Pursuit of the Santissima Trinidad
26.4.1797Action of 1797-04-26
24.7.1797Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
25.7.1797At Santa CruzBWAS-1793
12.2.1798Took the Brig Le Chasseur Basque (16) nearly in Lat. 38 Deg. 14 Mio. N. and Long. 14 Deg. 66 Min. W. on the Lisbon StationBG
8.1798At AlexandriaBWAS-1793
2.9.1798In company with Seahorse (38) destroyed the L'Anémone (6) at DamiettaBWAS-1793
19.6.1799Capture off Cape Sicie
8.1799Took the Privateer La Caroline (16) ref:692
5.4.1800Action of 1800-04-07
30.3.1801Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
24.6.1803Took the Schooner Enfant Prodigue (14) off St Lucia
13.3.1804Took the Schooner Le Mozambique (10) at Seron, Martinique
2.1806Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.1806Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
4.1807At Basque Roads operationsBWAS-1793
14.4.1807Took the Privateer L'Austerlitz (14)
13.3.1808Destroyed the schooner L'Apropus (8) at ViveroBWAS-1793
5.4.1809Took the Frigate Niémen (40) in the Bay of Biscay
8.10.1809Took the Lugger L'Incomparable (8) off the Irish Coast
6.11.1809Took the Corvette Le Fanfaron (16) BG
23.3.1810Took the Privateer La Belle Etoile (8) in the Bay of Biscay
6.4.1811Took the Privateer L'Auguste (18) in the ChannelBG
11.1811Laid up in ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
4.1822Fitted as a receiving ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
4.1822Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1822Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1836Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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