Leda

5065
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.3.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1783BWAS-1714
Launched12.9.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned11.1790
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPerseverance Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Foundered11.2.1796BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 4 ½"Imperial Feet41.7703 
Length of Keel113' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet34.4583 
Breadth38' 2 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Burthen881 4294Tons BM 

Armament


12.9.1783Broadside Weight = 354.5 Imperial Pound ( 160.7661 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779260Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790 - 12.1790CaptainThomas Hoar (1758-1825)BWAS-17141.1793 - 5.1794CaptainGeorge Campbell (1759-1821)BWAS-17145.1794 - 11.2.1796CaptainJohn Woodley (d.1796)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
12.9.1783building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £16949.8.10dBWAS-1714
12.9.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.10.1783Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
6.1790Began great repairBWAS-1714
12.1791Completed great repairBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Deptford Green BWAS-1714
24.2.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Green BWAS-1714
7.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.6.1793Took the Unrated Barques latines L'Éclair (18) In the Mediterranean
11.2.1796Lost in a storm off Madiera, only 8 survivorsBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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