Ethalion

4144
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.9.1799BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1800BWAS-1793
Launched29.7.1802BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorEdward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sunk as Breakwater5.1835BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck152' 0"Imperial Feet46.3296 
Length of Keel129' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet39.3383 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen995 7494Tons BM 

Armament


29.7.1802Broadside Weight = 531 Imperial Pound ( 240.8085 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1799284Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1802 - 1806CaptainCharles Stuart (d.c.1814)BWAS-17931807CaptainJonas RoseBWAS-17931807 - 1809CaptainWilliam Charles Fahie (1763-1833)BWAS-17931809 - 8.1810Captain Thomas John Cochrane (1789-1872)BWAS-179311.1810 - 1813CaptainEdmund HeywoodBWAS-17931814 - 9.1815CaptainWilliam Hugh Dobbie (1771-1830)RNB18235.1814 - 9.1815CaptainWilliam Hugh Dobbie (1771-1830)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1803Admiral of the BlueLord George Keith Elphinstone (Baron Keith) (1745/46-1823)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.11.1810 - 15.6.1814LieutenantHenry Baker (d.1851)NBD18495.1813 - 9.1815LieutenantFrancis Henry Woodcock (d.1845)NBD184910.12.1813 - 1814LieutenantThe Hon. George Rolle Walpole Trefusis (1793-?)RNB1823

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.12.1802 - 22.2.1803BoatswainThomas NeedhamNAO

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1806 - 1808MidshipmanWilliam BishopNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1800Began First cost, including fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
29.7.1802Completed First cost, including fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £30700.0.0dBWAS-1793
31.10.1802Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
14.3.1803Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
20.4.1805Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
6.1810Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1810Paid offBWAS-1793
11.1810Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
1.1811Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.1814On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
9.1815Paid off at WoolwichBWAS-1793
8.1823Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.1823Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
7.1824Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
3.1825Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
1835Employed as a breakwater at HarwichBWAS-1793
6.1877Broken upBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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