Hamadryad

4594
Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured26.4.1797B028
ShipyardUnknownB028
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked25.12.1797BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Burthen960Tons BM 

Armament


1797Broadside Weight = 314 Imperial Pound ( 142.399 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797264 BWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.6.1797 - 25.12.1797CaptainThomas ElphinstoneBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
26.4.1797Taken by IrresistibleBWAS-1793
5.1797Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £9191.0.3dBWAS-1793
5.1797Purchased at Gibraltar - Iberian Peninsula at a cost of £9191.0.3dBWAS-1793
30.6.1797Took a small Spanish privateer off GibraltarBWAS-1793
3.7.1797Took the privateer Actaeon (6) off GibraltarBWAS-1793
3.7.1797Took the Privateer Cutter L'Actéon (6) in the Straits of Gibraltar
25.12.1797Wrecked in Algiers Bay during a galeBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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