Ethalion

4143
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1795BWAS-1793
Named14.11.1795BWAS-1793
Launched14.3.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardHarwich - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArtois ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph GrahamBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked25.12.1799BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck146' 1"Imperial Feet44.5014 
Length of Keel121' 7"Imperial Feet36.8893 
Breadth39' 2"Imperial Feet11.8928 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Forward10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen992 894Tons BM 

Armament


14.3.1797Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.3.1793270Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1797 - 8.1799CaptainGeorge Countess (1743-1811)BWAS-17938.1799 - 12.1799CaptainJames Young (1762-1833)BWAS-179312.1799 - 25.12.1799CaptainJohn Clarke SearleBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.12.1798 - 3.1800LieutenantJohn Quilliam (1771-1829)NAO

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1799MidshipmanRichard BluettNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1797 - 16.4.17991st Class VolunteerEdward BoysNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.4.1797Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.7.1797Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2417.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.10.1798Battle of Tory Island
12.10.1798Took the Frigate La Bellone (32) at the Battle of Tory Island
26.1.1799

Sailed from Plymouth to cruise off Bourdeaux

TNC
2.2.1799Took the Cutter Le Boulonnois (14) in the North Sea
6.3.1799Took the Corvette L'Indefatigable (18) in the Channel
1.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
6.5.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.9.1799Took the Ship L'Infatigable (16)
15.10.1799Capture of Spanish Treasure Ships
17.10.1799Took the Frigate Tetis (34)
25.12.1799Wrecked on the PenmarksBWAS-1793

 

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