Endymion

4106
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1795BWAS-1793
Named14.11.1795BWAS-1793
Launched29.3.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassEndymion ClassBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up18.8.1868BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck159' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet48.4727 
Length of Keel132' 3"Imperial Feet40.236 
Breadth42' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet12.8111 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Burthen1,277 4594Tons BM 

Armament


4.1797Broadside Weight = 609 Imperial Pound ( 276.1815 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1797340 BWAS-1793

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1797 - 1.1800CaptainSir Thomas Williams (1761-1841)BWAS-17931.1800 - 5.1802CaptainPhilip Charles Calderwood Henderson Durham (1763-1845)BWAS-17935.1802 - 4.1803CaptainJohn LarmourBWAS-17934.1803 - 4.1805CaptainCharles Paget (1778-1839)BWAS-17934.1805 - 1806CaptainEdward Durnford King (1771-1862)BWAS-17931806 - 1810CaptainThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)BWAS-17931810 - 9.3.1812CaptainSir William Bolton (1777-1830)BWAS-17935.1813 - 1815CaptainHenry HopeBWAS-179330.10.1840 - 1843CaptainFrederick William Grey (1805-1878)BWAS-17938.12.1845 - 23.1.1847CaptainGeorge Robert Lambert (1796-1869)NBD1849

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.2.1799 - 1799LieutenantCharles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD18496.3.1801 - 1802LieutenantGeorge Miller Bligh (1780-1834)EWIKI4.1803 - 1803LieutenantCharles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD18495.2.1806 - 2.1807LieutenantJohn Bingham (1785-?)NBD184918.2.1815 - 9.1815LieutenantAlexander BoyterNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
21.4.1797 - 1.5.1802MasterDavid DonaldsonADM29-1

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1797 - 13.12.1797MidshipmanCharles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD184927.1.1799 - 1799MidshipmanWilliam Silvester Addington (1783-1863)NBD18491800 - 4.1802MidshipmanColin Campbell (1787-?)NBD18491.1800 - 1.1803MidshipmanEdward Henry A'Court (1783-1855)NBD18492.4.1802 - 1803MidshipmanJames John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)NBD18492.1807 - 1807MidshipmanProsper Ambrose (d.1848)NBD184914.2.1807 - 1809MidshipmanHenry William Bruce (1792-1863)NBD18491814 - 18.2.1815Master's MateAlexander BoyterNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1795Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
29.3.1797Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £18012.0.0dBWAS-1793
29.3.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
12.6.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £11652.0.0dBWAS-1793
30.4.1798Took the Privateer La Revanche (12) on the Irish Station
5.1798Took the Privateer Le Brutus (6) on the Irish Station
5.1798Took the Packet San Antonio on the Irish Station
10.5.1798Took the Corvette Les Huit Amis (18) on the Irish Station
9.1798Took the Privateer La Sophie (20) on the Irish Station before the 05/09/1798 date of the letter of London GazetteBG
1.1799Took the Privateer Casualidad (6) on the Irish StationTNC
1.1799Took the Schooner Prudentia (1) on the Irish StationTNC
5.1800Took the Privateer Le Scipio (18)
5.1800Took the Privateer San Josef (4)
5.1800Took the Privateer Intrepedo (2)
13.4.1801Took the Privateer La Furie (14)
18.6.1803Took the Brig La Colombe (16) off Ushant
25.6.1803Capture of the Bacchante
25.6.1803Took the Corvette La Bacchante (18) near the Azores
16.7.1803Took the Corvette L'Adour (20) in the Atlantic
16.8.1803Took the Privateer Le General Moreau (16)
12.1803Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1804Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9619.0.0dBWAS-1793
19.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles
1.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles
5.1808Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1808Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £13834.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1809Evacuation at Corunna
21.3.1809Sailed with a convoy to Cape St VincentBWAS-1793
11.11.1810Took the Privateer Le Milan (14)
9.3.1812Paid off at PlymouthBWAS-1793
5.1812Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1813Recommissioned for North AmericaBWAS-1793
7.1813Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £35809.0.0dBWAS-1793
18.1.1814Took the Schooner Meteor (3)
7.3.1814Took the Schooner Mars (15)
15.8.1814Took the Schooner Herald (18)
16.8.1814Took the Privateer Invincible (16) ref:720
1815In Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
15.1.1815Capture of the President
15.1.1815Took the Frigate President (44)
2.1817Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
1.1820Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1822Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £31090.0.0dBWAS-1793
1833In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
6.1833Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1833Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1834In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1.1834Began fitting as a Flagship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1834Completed fitting as a Flagship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1837Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1839Refitted as a 44 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
1840Deployed to the East Indies and ChinaBWAS-1793
2.1841Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £15271.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1842Yangtzee operationsBWAS-1793
9.1845Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1845Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6261.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1848Placed in ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1859Receiving ship at DevonportBWAS-1793
6.3.1868Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1793
18.8.1868Breaking up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ref:720Lloyd's List on Books, Boxes and Boats Web Site
 

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