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Glory -> 1774 Apollo

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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.2.1762BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1762BWAS-1714
Named30.4.1763BWAS-1714
Launched24.10.1763BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1769BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCharlestown - Kingston upon Hull - The Humber BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Benjamin BlaydesBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1736-1805
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up30.1.1786BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel103' 4"Imperial Feet31.4283 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold11' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen679 6794Tons BM 

Armament


24.10.1763Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1757220Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1769 - 24.5.1770Captain
John HollwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1771
ADM 6/20/236
BWAS-1714
24.5.1770 - 14.12.1771Captain
The Hon. John RuthvenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1764
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/20/279
BWAS-1714
16.12.1771 - 25.1.1773Captain
James ChadsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1776
ADM 6/20/419
BWAS-1714
1.1.1777 - 16.6.1780Captain
Philimon PownollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1762
ADM 6/21/246
BWAS-1714
20.6.1780 - 19.12.1780Captain
John BazelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1805
Transfered ADM 6/22/144
ADM 6/22
17.5.1781 - 17.4.1783Captain
Charles Powell HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
ADM 6/22/288
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1794 - 1.6.1794Master
George MetcalfeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
† Discharged Dead
TNC

Service History


DateEventSource
24.10.1763building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £6287.10.9dBWAS-1714
12.1763fitting at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £3576.7.2dBWAS-1714
4.1769Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1769Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3090.1.4dBWAS-1714
25.1.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
30.8.1774Renamed ApolloBWAS-1714
10.1776Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1777RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1777Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9028.6.3dBWAS-1714
2.4.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
16.9.1777Took the Sloop
Freedom (16) 1776-1777
American 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop

27.1.1778Took the Privateer
True Blue 1778-1778
American Privateer

12.1778Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1028.0.0dBWAS-1714
31.1.1779Apollo vs Oiseau
2.1779Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1779Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4796.7.4dBWAS-1714
2.10.1779Took the Cutter
Le Mutin (14) 1778-1779
French 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter

2.10.1779Took the Cutter
Le Pilote (14) 1778-1779
French 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter

8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
19.1.1780Sailed to the Relief of GibraltarBWAS-1714
3.2.1780Took the Privateer
La Victoire 1780-1780
French Privateer

15.6.1780Apollo vs Stanislas
15.6.1780Took the Frigate
Le Stanislas (26) 1779-1780
French 26 Gun
Privateer Frigate
off Bermuda

21.12.1780

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1781Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
5.1781RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1781Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5688.15.3dBWAS-1714
17.4.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
30.1.1786Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 31st of December 2013 22:05

Edward Pellew 1st lt on Appolo took over command at the death of Captain Pownoll having joined in April 1870. ref Commander. by S. Taylor

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