Hermes

4706
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Launched22.7.1811BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardMilford Dockyard - Milford Haven BWAS-1793
Ship ClassHermes ClassBWAS-1793
Constructor William StoneBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Burnt15.9.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Burthen511Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck120' 1"Imperial Feet36.5773 
Length of Keel100' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet30.4864 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold8' 7"Imperial Feet2.6162 
Draught Forward8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Draught Aft10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Burthen512 794Tons BM 

Armament


22.7.1811Broadside Weight = 297 Imperial Pound ( 134.6895 kg)B028
Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1810135Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.7.1811 - 1814Captain Philip Browne (1772-?)NBD18491814 - 15.9.1814Captain William Henry PercyBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
24.9.1811Sank Le Rancunier (16) BWAS-1793
28.12.1812Took the Schooner Swordfish (12)
15.9.1814Grounded and burnt at Mobile MississippiB066
15.9.1814Gounded in attack on Fort Bowyer, Mobile and burnt. 25 killed and 24 woundedBWAS-1793
15.9.1814Attack on Fort Bowyer

 

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