Eurydice

4157
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.7.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1777BWAS-1714
Launched26.3.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPorcupine Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge WhiteBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up3.1834BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 3"Imperial Feet34.7526 
Length of Keel94' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen521 2894Tons BM 

Armament


26.3.1781Broadside Weight = 105 Imperial Pound ( 47.6175 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1776160Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1781 - 4.1782CaptainGeorge WilsonBWAS-171419.4.1782 - 7.1785CaptainGeorge William Augustus Courtenay (d.1793)BWAS-17146.1788 - 1790CaptainGeorge LumsdaineBWAS-17144.1793 - 1795CaptainFrancis Cole (d.1798)BWAS-17141795CaptainThomas Twysden (d.1801)BWAS-17141796 - 8.1796CaptainRichard Henry Alexander BennetBWAS-171427.8.1796 - 1800CaptainJohn Talbot (1769-1851)BWAS-17141.1801 - 1802CaptainWalter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-17149.1803 - 11.1804CaptainJohn NicholasBWAS-171411.1804 - 12.1805CaptainWilliam HosteBWAS-171412.1805 - 8.1808CaptainSir William Bolton (1777-1830)BWAS-17148.1808CaptainDavid RamsayBWAS-17148.1808 - 1811CaptainJames BradshawBWAS-17148.1814 - 6.1815CaptainValentine Gardner (d.1820)BWAS-17146.1815 - 4.1816CaptainRobert Cavendish Spencer (1791-1830)BWAS-17144.1816 - 1817CaptainRobert WanchopeBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.8.1791 - 12.1791LieutenantCharles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD1849

5 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
25.4.1783 - 24.5.1784MidshipmanFletcher Christian (1764-1793)EWIKI24.5.1784 - 6.1785Master's MateFletcher Christian (1764-1793)EWIKI1798 - 22.11.1798MidshipmanWilliam Southee (d.1798)TNC5.1805 - 10.1805MidshipmanThomas BoardmanNBD18491815MidshipmanWheatley Byass (1796-?)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1800 - 18031st Class VolunteerWilliam Batt (1793-?)NBD18499.3.1801 - 18031st Class VolunteerJohn George Aplin (1790-1861)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1777Began building at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
26.3.1781Completed building at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £14391.4.0dBWAS-1714
26.3.1781Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.6.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
25.1.1782Battle of Saint Kitts
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
1783Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1783RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.4.1783Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
7.1785Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1786Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1786Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £2290.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1788Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1788Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £3386.0.0dBWAS-1714
27.11.1788Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at a cost of £1856.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £3507.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.12.1796Took the Privateer Le Sphinx (4) in the North Sea in the nightBG
6.2.1797Took the Privateer Lugger Le Flibustier (14) in the North Sea after a depart from port the night beforeBG
7.3.1797Took the Privateer Le Voltigeur in the North Sea
6.1798refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £4440.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.11.1799Took the Privateer Schooner L'Hirondelle (14) off Beachy Head N.W. by N. 3 leaguesBG
8.5.1801Took the Privateer Le Bougainville (14) In the Atlantic
20.10.1801Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
6.1803Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1803Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
16.5.1804Sailed with a convoy to QuebecBWAS-1714
1805In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
6.10.1805Took the Privateer El Mestuo la Solidade (6)
1806In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1807In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1809On the North American stationBWAS-1714
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
2.1809Present at the capture of MartiniqueBWAS-1714
1810On the North American stationBWAS-1714
1811On the North American stationBWAS-1714
1812Placed in ordinary at DeptfordBWAS-1714
9.1813Began repairs at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1814Completed repairs at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1814RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1814Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1814Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1819Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1714
1821Moved to WoolwichBWAS-1714
8.1823Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1824Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1834Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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