Hinchingbrooke

4726
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer ship 'L'Astree' (1778) (28)
Captured13.10.1778BWAS-1714
ShipyardNantes
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked19.1.1783BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck115' 0"Imperial Feet35.052 
Length of Keel94' 9"Imperial Feet28.7084 
Breadth33' 3"Imperial Feet10.0838 
Depth in Hold15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen557 1894Tons BM 

Armament


12.1778Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1778200 BWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1778 - 7.3.1779CommanderChristopher Parker (1752-1804)BWAS-17147.3.1779 - 2.5.1779CaptainChristopher Parker (1752-1804)BWAS-17142.5.1779 - 11.6.1779CaptainCharles Edmund Nugent (1759-1844) ADM 6/22/142BWAS-171411.6.1779 - 22.3.1780CaptainHoratio Nelson (1758-1805) ADM 6/22/145
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 27.6.1780
BWAS-1714
22.3.1780 - 12.1780CaptainCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810) ADM 6/22/257
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 8.3.1781
BWAS-1714
12.1780 - 2.1781CaptainCharles HotchkysBWAS-171427.2.1781 - 6.1781CaptainGeorge Stoney (d.1786)BWAS-17146.1781 - 2.1782CaptainSylverius MoriartyBWAS-17142.1782 - 3.1.1783CommanderJohn MarkhamBWAS-17143.1.1783 - 19.1.1783CaptainJohn MarkhamBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1779Acting LieutenantJoseph Bullen (1761-1857)ref:6161779 - 1780Acting LieutenantCharles Cunningham (d.1834)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
1.12.1778Purchased at a cost of £5650.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1780Based in the St Juan River, Nicaragua until AprilBWAS-1714
19.1.1783Wrecked in at Anne's Bay, JamaicaBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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