Experiment

4171
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1781BWAS-1714
Named14.9.1780BWAS-1714
Launched27.11.1784BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardEast Cowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorDaniel FurzerBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold8.9.1836BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 0 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel115' 8"Imperial Feet35.0655 
Breadth38' 0 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold16' 4"Imperial Feet4.8937 
Draught Forward9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Draught Aft13' 10"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen890 3594Tons BM 

Armament


27.11.1784Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

3.1798Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.1.1793 - 1794CommanderSimon Miller ADM 6/24/195BWAS-17141.1795 - 8.1795CommanderLancelot Skynner (1766-1799)BWAS-17148.1795 - 11.1795CommanderJohn Barrett (d.1810)BWAS-17142.1798 - 7.1.1802CommanderJohn Griffin SavilleBWAS-17147.1.1802 - 5.1805CommanderGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-17145.1805 - 8.1805LieutenantRobert Yule (d.1849)BWAS-17148.1805 - 11.1805LieutenantWilliam Stewart (d.1814)BWAS-171411.1805 - 4.1806LieutenantBennett FellowesBWAS-17144.1806 - 1810LieutenantJames FegenBWAS-17141810 - 1814CommanderJames SladeBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
31.1.1793 - 5.11.1793MasterJohn Tomlin (d.1805)ADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1795 - 12.1797MidshipmanRobert Yule (d.1849)NBD18491803 - 1804MidshipmanJames Bayly (1785-1857)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Able SeamanJames LunnADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
27.11.1784building at East Cowes - Isle of Wight at a cost of £12348.13.1dBWAS-1714
6.12.1784Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
11.1.1785Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5016.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1790Began coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1790Completed coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1308.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1793Commissioned as a troop shipBWAS-1714
2.1793fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2330.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.11.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1794Storeship in the West IndiesBWAS-1714
11.1797Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
2.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1798Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1798Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2330.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth for Dublin with troops, armed en-flute.

TNC
2.1801Sailed for the Mediteranean and took part in the Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
1802In the MediteraneanBWAS-1714
1803In the MediteraneanBWAS-1714
11.1803Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
12.1803Guardship at LymingtonBWAS-1714
7.1805Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1805Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1814In ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
7.1815fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.9.1836Sold for £1,420BWAS-1714

 

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