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 bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorBenjamin Blaydes (1736-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.5.1769 - 24.5.1770CaptainJohn Hollwall (c.1723-1775) ADM 6/20/236BWAS-171424.5.1770 - 14.12.1771CaptainThe Hon. John Ruthven (1743-1771)† ADM 6/20/279BWAS-171416.12.1771 - 25.1.1773CaptainJames Chads (c.1724-1781) ADM 6/20/419BWAS-17141.1.1777 - 16.6.1780CaptainPhilimon Pownoll (c.1735-1780) ADM 6/21/246BWAS-171420.6.1780 - 19.12.1780CaptainJohn Bazely (1741-1809) ADM 6/22/144ADM 6/2217.5.1781 - 17.4.1783CaptainCharles Powell Hamilton (d.1825) ADM 6/22/288BWAS-1714

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 Unrated Sloop Freedom (16)
27.1.1778Took the Privateer True Blue
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 Unrated Cutter Le Mutin (14)
2.10.1779Took the Unrated Cutter Le Pilote (14)
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
15.6.1780Apollo vs Stanislas
15.6.1780Took the Privateer Frigate Le Stanislas (26) off Bermuda
15.6.1780Took the Privateer Frigate Le Stanislaus (32)
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
 

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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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