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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.12.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1781BWAS-1714
Launched12.8.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone Class (1779)BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas KingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1815
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireshipBWAS-1714
Captured29.1.1801BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 9"Imperial Feet32.947 
Length of Keel90' 7"Imperial Feet27.6098 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen421 6494Tons BM 

Armament


12.8.1782Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

14 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.8.1782 - 22.1.1783Commander
John Faithful FortescueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1805
ADM 6/22/510
BWAS-1714
22.1.1783 - 3.1783Lieutenant
Innocent WilliamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783
ADM 6/23/13
ADM 6/23
1.12.1787 - 21.9.1790Commander
Henry DeaconBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1790
ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 7.10.1790Commander
William NowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Commander
Alexander MouatBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1794
ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
7.2.1793 - 9.1.1794Commander
William Johnstone HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1789
ADM 6/24/207
BWAS-1714
10.2.1794 - 21.2.1794Commander
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
Transfered ADM 6/25/12
ADM 6/25
21.2.1794 - 23.6.1794Commander
John CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1794
ADM 6/25/14
BWAS-1714
23.6.1794 - 6.4.1795Commander
Richard BagotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
ADM 6/25/52
BWAS-1714
6.4.1795 - 7.1795Commander
John DraperBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1820
BWAS-1714
7.1795 - 10.8.1795Commander
Thomas RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
BWAS-1714
11.8.1795 - 19.12.1796Commander
Henry DigbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1840
BWAS-1714
19.12.1796 - 8.6.1799Commander
George BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1825
NBD1849
12.1799 - 29.1.1801Commander
Richard Dalling DunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794First Lieutenant
Andrew SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
ref:924
1794Second Lieutenant
Francis Venables VernonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1794
ref:924
26.10.1796 - 6.1797Lieutenant
Francis BeaumanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1841
NBD1849
4.7.1798 - 1800Lieutenant
William KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1811
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1794Master
Robert PeartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
Robert TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Gunner
John CousinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1781Began building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
12.8.1782Completed building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover at a cost of £9570.14.5dBWAS-1714
2.9.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
18.11.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
11.2.1800Took the Privateer
L'Éole (10) 1800-1800
French 10 Gun
Privateer

12.5.1800Took the Privateer
L'Egyptienne (8) 1800-1800
French 8 Gun
Privateer
in the Mediterranean

29.1.1801Taken by
L'Indivisible (84) 1799-1806
French 84 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
1803 Renamed "Alexandre"
in the Gulf of Cadiz


 

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