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Gorgon

4501
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.6.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1782BWAS-1714
Launched27.1.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned10.1787BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAdventure Class (1782)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1743-1810
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeTransportBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2"Imperial Feet42.6733 
Length of Keel115' 2"Imperial Feet35.0554 
Breadth38' 3 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Draught Forward10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Draught Aft14' 11"Imperial Feet4.2736 
Burthen911 2594Tons BM 

Armament


27.1.1785Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

7.1793Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

8.1800Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

20 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1787 - 10.1788Lieutenant
Charles CravenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1805
BWAS-1714
21.10.1790 - 1.1.1790Commander
William HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1790
ADM 6/24/80
BWAS-1714
1.1.1791 - 18.1.1793Commander
John ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1795
Transfered ADM 6/24/99
BWAS-1714
22.4.1793 - 20.1.1794Commander
Charles William PatersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1837
ADM 6/24/231
BWAS-1714
20.1.1794 - 3.1795Commander
James WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1804
BWAS-1714
5.1795 - 4.1797Commander
Edward TyrrelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1797
BWAS-1714
4.1797 - 10.1797Lieutenant
John DixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1801
BWAS-1714
14.9.1797 - 30.6.1799Commander
Richard WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1799
BWAS-1714
1799 - 1800Commander
Henry HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
BWAS-1714
1801Commander
George RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1801
BWAS-1714
5.1803 - 10.1805Commander
William WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1813
BWAS-1714
10.1805 - 5.1806Commander
Francis StanfellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1820
BWAS-1714
5.1806 - 11.1806Captain
Charles RyderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1806
BWAS-1714
5.1808 - 11.1809Commander
Robert Brown TomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1714
11.1809 - 4.1811Commander
Charles WebbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1811
BWAS-1714
4.1811 - 9.1812Commander
Alexander MilnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1812
BWAS-1714
9.1812 - 1813Commander
Rowland MainwaringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
BWAS-1714
1813 - 7.1813Commander
Claude Campion CrespignyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1813
BWAS-1714
7.1813 - 1814Commander
John CornishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1814
BWAS-1714
15.10.1813 - 5.1815Commander
Richard Booth BowdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1812 - 1813Vice-Admiral of the Blue
Francis PickmoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1801
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Francis SkyrmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/80
ADM 6/24
3.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Philip AnstrutherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
29.12.1793 - 16.12.1794Lieutenant
Thomas LyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1840
NBD1849
16.11.1804 - 1.8.1806Lieutenant
John BroughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1831
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
18.7.1808 - 30.10.1808Master
William SpiersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1809
ADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1787 - 3.6.1788Midshipman
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
WWNH
11.1799 - 3.1801Midshipman
William BowersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1837
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
27.1.1785building at a cost of £12551.13.10dBWAS-1714
16.5.1786coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2275.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1787Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Troop Ship
15.12.1787fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5210.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1788Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1789Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1789Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5200.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.3.1791Sailed with stores for New South WalesBWAS-1714
14.7.1792

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1793Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Storeship
7.1793Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5709.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.10.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
20.3.1795

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.11.1795Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1.1798Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
13.1.1798Took the Privateer
Le Henri (14) 1797-1798
French 14 Gun
Privateer

3.3.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth with a convoy for the Mediterranean

TNC
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
19.4.1802

Paid off

ADM 35
5.1803Recommissioned as a guard ship in the ShannonBWAS-1714
28.6.1806Paid offADM 35
11.1806Began large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1808Completed large repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.3.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1814At MinorcaBWAS-1714
14.12.1814Battle of Lake Borgne
1815At New OrleansBWAS-1714
1.6.1815Paid offADM 35

 

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