Maidstone

5230
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1795BWAS-1793
Launched12.12.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMaidstone ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas PollardBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1810BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck135' 1"Imperial Feet41.1487 
Length of Keel112' 4 ⅜"Imperial Feet34.1471 
Breadth36' 8"Imperial Feet11.0067 
Depth in Hold12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Draught Forward8' 1"Imperial Feet2.4638 
Draught Aft12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen803 5294Tons BM 

Armament


12.12.1795Broadside Weight = 246 Imperial Pound ( 111.561 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.2.1795240Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1796 - 3.1798CaptainJohn Mathews (d.1798)BWAS-17933.1798 - 4.1802CaptainRoss Donnelly (1761-1840)BWAS-17934.1802 - 1.1804CaptainRichard Hussey Moubray (1776-?)BWAS-17931.1804 - 12.1804CaptainGeorge ElliottBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1798 - 11.1798LieutenantAlexander Thomas Lloyd (d.1798)TNC

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1797 - 1800MasterArchibald Black (1770-1852)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.4.1800 - 4.1802MidshipmanHenry Duncan (1786-1835)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
12.12.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
12.2.1796Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
24.6.1797Took the Privateer Brig Le Flibustier (12) in the West IndiesBG
6.1798Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
27.4.1800Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
1801Channel stationBWAS-1793
4.1802Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
14.6.1803Took the Privateer L'Arabe (8) in the Mediterranean
11.7.1804Action at Lavandon
12.1804Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
8.1810Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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