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Lapwing

5026
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.10.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1783BWAS-1714
Launched21.9.1785BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class (1771)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Thomas KingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1815
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up5.1828BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 4 ½"Imperial Feet30.1879 
Breadth33' 8"Imperial Feet10.1261 
Depth in Hold11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen597 8294Tons BM 

Armament


21.9.1785Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1787 - 30.7.1790Captain
Josiah RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
Transfered ADM 6/23/439
ADM 6/23
15.10.1790 - 18.4.1791Captain
Paget BaylyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1797
ADM 6/24/78
BWAS-1714
18.4.1791 - 18.10.1794Captain
Charles StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
Transfered ADM 6/24/118
ADM 6/24
15.6.1791 - 22.1.1794Captain
The Hon. Henry CurzonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
Transfered ADM 6/24/125
BWAS-1714
2.4.1794Captain
Robert BartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
ADM 6/25/25
BWAS-1714
21.7.1794 - 1794Captain
Robert BartonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1830
ADM 6/25/64
ADM 6/25
1798 - 8.1800Captain
Thomas HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1821
BWAS-1714
27.8.1800 - 9.1800Captain
Edward RotherhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1808
BWAS-1714
77.1802 - 11.1803Captain
Alexander SkeneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1823
BWAS-1714
11.1803 - 12.1804Captain
Francis William FaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1810
BWAS-1714
12.1804 - 1806Captain
Clotworthy UptonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Bartholomew JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1825
ADM 6/24/80
ADM 6/24

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
26.12.1791 - 1792Captain's Servant
Robert Howe BromleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1846
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1787fitting for ordinary at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2672.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1790Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
19.5.1791Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4745.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.7.1791Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1793Returned homeBWAS-1714
2.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1794Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1794RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1794Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7247.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1795Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
25.11.1796Took the Sixth Rate
Le Décius (20) 1796-1796
French 20 Gun
6th Rate

28.12.1796Took the Privateer
La Maria Topaze (10) 1796-1796
French 10 Gun
Privateer
off Monserrat
BG
31.1.1797Took the Privateer
L'Espoir (4) 1797-1797
French 4 Gun
Privateer
off Barbados

15.2.1797Took the Brig
San Christophe (18) 1797-1797
Spanish 18 Gun
Privateer Brig
to the Northward of Bermuda and send to St Christopher
BG
7.3.1797Took the Schooner
L'Heureuse Catherine (6) 1797-1797
French 6 Gun
Privateer Schooner
off St Kitts
BG
9.6.1797Took the Schooner
Le Louis Bonfoi 1797-1797
French Privateer Schooner
off Barbuda

6.7.1797Took the Sloop
Le Veteran (8) 1797-1797
French 8 Gun
Privateer Sloop
off Montserrat
BG
7.7.1797Took the Sloop
La Dorade (4) 1797-1797
French 4 Gun
Privateer Sloop
off Montserrat
BG
1.8.1797Took the Privateer
Le Regulus (4) 1797-1797
French 4 Gun
Privateer
off Tortula

9.1.1798Took the Privateer
L'Intregue (6) 1798-1798
French 6 Gun
Privateer
off Martinique

18.2.1798Took the Privateer
La Mutine (8) 1798-1798
French 8 Gun
Privateer
off Nevis

31.3.1798Took the Privateer
Le Hardi (8) 1798-1798
French 8 Gun
Privateer
off St Bartholomew

29.5.1798Took the Privateer
L'Intrépide (10) 1798-1798
French 10 Gun
Privateer
off St Barts

12.8.1798Took the Schooner
L'Invariable (4) 1798-1798
French 4 Gun
Privateer Schooner
off St Barts

8.9.1798Took the Schooner
Le Sauveur (4) 1798-1798
French 4 Gun
Privateer Schooner
TNC
8.9.1798Took the Schooner
Le Buonaparte (8) 1798-1798
French 8 Gun
Privateer Schooner

8.9.1798Took the Schooner
L'Amazone (10) 1798-1798
French 10 Gun
Privateer Schooner

8.9.1798Took the Schooner
La Fortune (2) 1798-1798
French 2 Gun
Privateer Schooner

8.1799At SurinamBWAS-1714
11.8.1799Surrender of Surinam
9.1800Returned home and paid offBWAS-1714
11.1802Recommissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
11.1802Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
2.1803Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1803Ar CorkBWAS-1714
1806Paid off into Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1.1810Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1810Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
6.1813Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1813Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1822Receiving ship at MilfordBWAS-1714
1822Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
31.5.1828Broken up at Plymouth (Possibly Pembroke)BWAS-1714

 

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The Journal of Aaron Thomas, serving on the Lawping in the W.I. under Thomas Harvey is in the possession of the University of Miami and available online.

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