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4363
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.12.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1779BWAS-1714
Launched2.6.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBursledon BWAS-1714
Ship ClassActive Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorGeorge Parsons (1729-1812)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up4.1816BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet38.4112 
Length of Keel104' 1"Imperial Feet31.7056 
Breadth35' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet10.6871 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Forward9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Draught Aft14' 2 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen696 8594Tons BM 

Armament


2.6.1780Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1778250Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1780 - 1782CaptainThe Hon. Thomas Windsor (1752-1832)BWAS-17141782 - 1783CaptainGeorge Stoney (d.1786)BWAS-17141784 - 6.1784CaptainRobert MontaguBWAS-17141.1793 - 1794CaptainThomas DruryBWAS-17141795 - 1798CaptainPulteney Malcolm (1768-1838)BWAS-17141799 - 16.10.1800CommanderHenry StuartBWAS-171416.10.1800 - 1801CaptainHenry StuartBWAS-171429.12.1802 - 1803CaptainCharles MalcolmBWAS-17141805 - 1.1806CommanderWilliam Hugh Dobbie (1771-1830)BWAS-171430.1.1806 - 1808CaptainArchibald Cochrane (1783-1829)BWAS-17141809 - 1811CommanderHenry HartBWAS-17141811CaptainWilliam WellsBWAS-17145.1812 - 9.1813CommanderDavid Paterson (d.1813)BWAS-17141814 - 1815CommanderFrancis Gore WillockBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.1.1814 - 8.7.1814Acting LieutenantDavid BriggsNBD18498.7.1814 - 10.8.1815LieutenantDavid BriggsNBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
27.2.1802 - 1.1805MidshipmanThomas BlakeNBD18499.6.1806 - 1807MidshipmanEdward Hollingworth Delafosse (1788-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.6.1780building at a cost of £16686.16.2dBWAS-1714
7.6.1780coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
15.1.1781Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
16.3.1782Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Santa Catalina (34)
6.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1790Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1791Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £16055.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £2634.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.5.1793Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
27.6.1796Convoy to the Cape of Good Hope and the East IndiesBWAS-1714
3.1797Took the Sixth Rate La Modeste (20) at Visakhapatnam
1.1.1798Attack on Manilla
22.1.1798Attack on the fort of Samboangon
14.8.1799Operation in the Red SeaBWAS-1714
12.1807At SurubayaBWAS-1714
23.3.1809Took the Privateer La Caravane (8) in the East Indies
1811Returned home at the end of the yearBWAS-1714
4.1812Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1812Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1812Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1816Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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