Forth

4325
Nominal Guns44
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.1.1813
Keel Laid Down2.1813
Launched14.6.1813
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardBlackwall
Ship ClassEndymion Class
Constructorand Green Wigran
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1819

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck159' 3 ⅛"Imperial Feet48.4664 
Length of Keel132' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet40.24 
Breadth41' 2 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Draught Forward9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen1,251 694Tons BM 

Armament


14.6.1813Broadside Weight = 665 Imperial Pound ( 301.5775 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795340Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1813 - 1815CaptainSir William Bolton (1777-1830)BWAS-17931814 - 1815CaptainEdward Codrington (1770-1851)ref:6162.1816 - 7.1819CaptainSir John Louis (2nd Baronet) (1785-1863)BWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1813 - 9.1814MidshipmanWilliam Anley (d.1880)NBD184915.7.1813 - 1813MidshipmanCharles Bolton (1798-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
14.7.1813Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
7.9.1813Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
19.9.1814Took the Privateer Brig Regent (5) in little egg harbour, later destroyed
2.1816RecommissionedBWAS-1793
3.1816Began fitting as a Flagship at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1816Completed fitting as a Flagship at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
7.1819Paid offBWAS-1793
10.1819Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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