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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardWapping Wharf - Bristol BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHermione Class (1780)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
Sydenham TeastBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1754-1813
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck129' 0"Imperial Feet39.3192 
Length of Keel106' 10 ½"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Breadth35' 5 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen710 4894Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBG


8.1782Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

7 Ship Commanders

12.8.1782 - 13.8.1782Captain
The Hon. Charles CarpenterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1802
ADM 6/22/503
ADM 6/22
13.8.1782 - 10.4.1783Captain
Thomas LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1783
ADM 6/22/503
10.4.1783 - 23.1.1786Captain
John StoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1786
Transfered ADM 6/23/49
22.11.1790 - 3.12.1792Captain
William Henry RickettsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
3.12.1792 - 1794Captain
John HillsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1794
ADM 6/24/183
4.9.1794 - 2.1797Captain
Philip WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
2.1797 - 22.9.1797Captain
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795

3 Commissioned Officers

5.7.1784 - 14.7.1785Acting Lieutenant
Robert StopfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
ADM 196/68/191
ADM 196
22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
John ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
William ColmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/92
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer

8.12.1792 - 21.10.1796Master
John DaviesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer

15.3.1783 - 5.10.1785Midshipman
Thomas BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837

Service History

9.9.1782building at Bristol - England at a cost of £11350.14.4dBWAS-1714
4.1783Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
7.4.1783Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
28.6.1783Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4570.2.2dBWAS-1714
1785Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1790Began great repair at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1714
6.1792Completed great repair at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £14702.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1792Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5625.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.3.1793Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
22.3.1797Destroyed three privateers at Porto RicoBWAS-1714
6.9.1797Took the Privateer
Name Unknown (6) 1797-1797
Spanish 6 Gun
22.9.1797Crew mutinied killing the captain and other officers and delivering the ship to the Spanish at La GuairaBWAS-1714


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 18th of March 2019 19:14

Sir Hyde Parker appointed Captain George Bowen President of the Court Martial of four of the captured mutineers of the Hermione - Antonio Marco, John Elliott, Joe Montell and Pierre D'Orlanie. The Court Martial was held on 17 March 1798 on board the York. All four were found guilty and condemned to death, and their execution took place on board the York on the 19th. Captain Bowen presided over a second Court Martial held on board the Carnatic, at which William Benives, William Herd, John Hill and John Brown were tried. Although charged, John Brown was allowed to turn King's Evidence. The other three were found guilty and hanged on board the Carnatic.

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