Jamaica

4917
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate corvette 'La Perçante' (1795) (20)
Named26.4.1796BWAS-1793
Captured21.4.1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine BWAS-1714
Ship ClassBonne Citoyenne ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Sold11.8.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck119' 8 ½"Imperial Feet36.2839 
Length of Keel100' 6 ⅞"Imperial Feet30.5022 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold8' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Burthen514 894Tons BM 

Armament


26.4.1796Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 2-Pounder

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.4.1796 - 21.7.1796CommanderSamuel BrookingBWAS-179321.7.1796 - 9.1799CaptainSamuel BrookingBWAS-17939.1800 - 1801CaptainJohn MackellarBWAS-17931801 - 3.1801CommanderJames Brisbane (1774-1826)BWAS-17933.1801 - 12.1804CaptainJonas RoseBWAS-179312.1804 - 1807CaptainJohn DickBWAS-17931808 - 11.1810CaptainArthur LysaghtBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.3.1804 - 21.5.1805LieutenantRichard KevernNBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
22.1.1807 - 15.11.1807MasterThomas HarttreeADM29-116.11.1807 - 25.5.1808MasterWilliam SpiersADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
26.1.1798Took the Privateer La Fortunée (9)
26.1.1798Took the Privateer Name Unknown
4.1799Commissioned at JamaicaBWAS-1793
22.8.1799Arrived at DeptfordBWAS-1793
9.1799Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.1800Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £15904.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
4.8.1801Attacks on Boulogne
20.8.1801Boat attack near St ValeryBWAS-1793
13.8.1804Took the Privateer La Fanny (2)
19.1.1806Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
12.6.1808Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
27.5.1810Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
11.1810Laid up in Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.8.1814Sold at Portsmouth for £1,300BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
 

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