Levant

5083
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.5.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1757BWAS-1714
Launched6.7.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned18.10.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassCoventry ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up27.9.1780BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck118' 5"Imperial Feet35.9735 
Length of Keel97' 3 ⅝"Imperial Feet29.5815 
Breadth33' 11"Imperial Feet10.0669 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen595 3494Tons BM 

Armament


6.7.1758Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1756200Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.10.1758 - 7.2.1762CaptainWilliam Tucker (c.1729-1772) ADM 6/18/548BWAS-17147.2.1762 - 2.9.1763CaptainJohn Laforey (1729-1796)BWAS-171420.6.1765 - 25.8.1766CaptainJames Alms (1728-1791) ADM 6/20/78ADM 6/2025.8.1766 - 11.5.1769CaptainBasil Keith (c.1734-1777) ADM 6/20/134BWAS-171411.5.1769 - 30.5.1770CaptainAlan Gardner (1742-1809) ADM 6/20/280
Issued by William Parry (c.1699-1779)
Commission confirmed 13.6.1770
ADM 6/20
8.8.1771 - 10.10.1771CaptainGeorge Collier (1738-1795) ADM 6/20/393ADM 6/2010.10.1771 - 31.3.1775CaptainSamuel Thompson (1718-1813) ADM 6/20/407BWAS-171431.3.1775 - 15.10.1779CaptainThe Hon. George Murray (1741-1797) ADM 6/21/82BWAS-1714

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
15.2.1772 - 4.1775MidshipmanJames Saumarez (1757-1836)ref:135919.8.1775 - 15.10.1779MidshipmanHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840)ref:616

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
20.5.1775 - 19.8.1775Captain's ServantHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
6.7.1758building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £5423.9.0dBWAS-1714
17.7.1758Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
16.6.1759Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4906.3.9dBWAS-1714
23.7.1759Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
29.4.1760Took the Privateer Le Saint Pierre
29.6.1760Took the Privateer Le Scipio
18.12.1760Took the Privateer L'Union
15.2.1761Took the Privateer La Catherine
13.7.1761Took the Privateer La Dulcinée
19.7.1761Took the Privateer L'Aventurier
7.1.1762Operations against Martinique
13.5.1762Took the Privateer Le Fier
2.9.1763

Paid off

ref:554
4.11.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
28.11.1766Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
30.5.1770

Paid off

BWAS-1714
27.9.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
11.1770Began great repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
4.1771Completed great repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £5869.0.3dBWAS-1714
10.1771fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3059.18.0dBWAS-1714
13.1.1772Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1775HomeBWAS-1714
22.6.1775Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.3.1777Took the Brig General Montgomery (18)
17.7.1779Took the Privateer La Revanche
15.10.1779

Paid off

BWAS-1714
16.8.1780Ordered to be broken upBWAS-1714
27.9.1780CompletedBWAS-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
ref:1359Man of War, The Fighting Life of Admiral James SaumarezAnthony SullivanBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ref:554ADM/L - Navy Board, Lieutenants' LogsAuthorityDocument
 

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