Forte

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Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.9.1809BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1811BWAS-1793
Launched21.5.1814BWAS-1793
First Commissioned6.1820BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorEdward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1844BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck157' 2"Imperial Feet47.8536 
Length of Keel132' 1 ½"Imperial Feet40.2463 
Breadth40' 6 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold12' 5"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward10' 8"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 9"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,155 1194Tons BM 

Armament


21.5.1814Broadside Weight = 485 Imperial Pound ( 219.9475 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1799284Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1820 - 1822Captain Thomas John Cochrane (1789-1872)BWAS-17933.1823 - 1830Captain Jeremiah Coghlan (1775-1844)BWAS-17935.1833 - 1837CaptainWatkin Owen Pell (1788-1869)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1820 - 1822Rear-Admiral William Charles Fahie (1763-1833)BWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.6.1820 - 5.11.1824LieutenantRichard Henry King (1790-1862)NBD184920.2.1826 - 25.2.1831LieutenantCharles Anstruther Barlow (1800-?)NBD18498.3.1826 - 1828LieutenantWilliam Francis BondNBD18499.5.1833 - 15.7.1836LieutenantHenry Broadhead (1806-?)NBD184920.5.1835 - 19.6.1837First LieutenantJames Vashon Baker (1798-1875)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1811Began First cost, including fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1814In Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
21.5.1814Began fitting for ordinary at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.9.1814Completed fitting for ordinary at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1817Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1817Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5652.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1820Commissioned for the Halifax StationBWAS-1793
6.1820Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1820Completed First cost, including fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £37636.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1820Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14836.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1825Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1826Commissioned for South AmericaBWAS-1793
8.1826Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £24415.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1832Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1833Commissioned for North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
8.1833Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10017.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1837Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
3.1844Moved to DeptfordBWAS-1793
10.1844Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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