Jason

4929
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.2.1762BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.4.1762BWAS-1714
Named30.4.1763BWAS-1714
Launched13.6.1763BWAS-1714
First Commissioned21.8.1765
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRichmond Class
Designed byWilliam BatelyBWAS-1714
ConstructorRobert Batson (1735-1806)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold10.2.1785BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck127' 4"Imperial Feet38.7134 
Length of Keel106' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet32.3152 
Breadth34' 10"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold12' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen689 5994Tons BM 

Armament


13.6.1763Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

25.12.1779Broadside Weight = 231 Imperial Pound ( 104.7588 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

19.11.1794Broadside Weight = 249 Imperial Pound ( 112.9218 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.3.1756210Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.8.1765 - 22.8.1765CaptainMark Pattison (d.1798) ADM 6/20/87ADM 6/2022.8.1765 - 5.1767CaptainJohn Macbride (c.1735-1800) ADM 6/20/87BWAS-17143.2.1768 - 3.11.1769CaptainCharles Antrobus (1725-1769)† ADM 6/20/193BWAS-17144.11.1769 - 6.11.1771CaptainJohn Botterell (c.1716-1793) ADM 6/20/413
Issued by Robert Man (1721-1783), Barbados
Commission confirmed 26.11.1771
BWAS-1714
30.4.1778 - 14.12.1782CaptainJames Pigot (d.1822) ADM 6/21/399BWAS-171419.4.1782 - 15.6.1782CaptainWilliam Augustus Merrick (d.1786) ADM 6/23/33
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 14.3.1783
ADM 6/23
28.6.1782 - 15.12.1782CaptainJohn Aylmer (1759-1841) ADM 6/23/29
Issued by Lord George Brydges Rodney (1st Baron Rodney) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 4.3.1783
ADM 6/23
15.12.1782 - 15.4.1783CaptainRobert Murray ADM 6/23/192ADM 6/2325.4.1783 - 30.7.1783CaptainWilliam Fox (c.1734-1810) ADM 6/23/112
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 15.8.1783
ADM 6/23

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.5.1778 - 11.3.1779First LieutenantWilliam Haygarth (d.bef.1789)ADM104

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.8.1765 - 18.4.1767MasterGeorge Teer (d.1789)IPC

Service History


DateEventSource
13.6.1763building at Limehouse at a cost of £7028.5.10dBWAS-1714
26.7.1763Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
19.9.1765Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £7106.6.6dBWAS-1714
5.10.1765Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1767

Paid off

BWAS-1714
18.5.1767SurveyedBWAS-1714
24.7.1767Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.1767Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1768RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1768Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £4532.16.6dBWAS-1714
6.11.1771

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1777Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1778RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1778Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
7.1778Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £1376.7.3dBWAS-1714
20.4.1779Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
10.12.1780Took the Privateer Snow Le Duc de Mortemart (16)
24.12.1780Took the Privateer L'Industrie
13.3.1781Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
1782Sailed homeBWAS-1714
13.4.1782Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
28.9.1782Took the Privateer Jolly Tar (14)
8.12.1782Took the Privateer Scammel
30.7.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.2.1785Sold at Chatham for £495BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/20ADM 6/20 Commission and Warrant Book 1764-1773 Archive
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM104ADM 104 Officers entitled to Half Pay Document
IPCIndividual's Passing Certificate Document
 

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Monday 7th of April 2014 21:40

Edinburgh Advertiser, May 9, 1780
Intelligence from Lloyds list, Extract of a letter from Yarmouth, April 29 - Yesterday arrived the Jason frigate, Capt. Pigot, bound for the Elbe, with nine transports; the day before, about 10 leagues, off Leostoff fell in with three French privateers, from 18 to 30 guns, which engaged the Jason, but she obliged them to sheer off after losing her fore-top-mast gallant, and the head of her fore-topmast, her sails and rigging lightly damaged, and four men wounded, one of which is since dead. The transports separated. Five of them are here with the Jason. The rest we have no account of.

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