Helena

4691
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBrig BWAS-1714
Captured16.9.1778BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench corvette 'La Hélène' (1778) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck76' 1 ½"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Length of Keel56' 5 ½"Imperial Feet17.0815 
Breadth26' 9"Imperial Feet7.9629 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen214 8494Tons BM 

Armament


5.1778Broadside Weight = 45 Imperial Pound ( 20.4078 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.177880 BWAS-1714
178370 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1778 - 16.9.1778CommanderThomas Hickes (1731-1801) ADM 6/21/404BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
18.4.1778Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
14.7.1778Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1322.2.8dBWAS-1714
16.9.1778Taken by La Sensible (34)

 

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