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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 Class (1795)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas PollardBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1765-1799
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.1796 - 3.1798Captain
John MathewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1795
BWAS-1793
3.1798 - 4.1802Captain
Ross DonnellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1838
BWAS-1793
4.1802 - 1.1804Captain
Richard Hussey MoubrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1821
BWAS-1793
1.1804 - 12.1804Captain
George ElliottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1813
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1798 - 11.1798Lieutenant
Alexander Thomas LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1798
TNC

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 1800Master
Archibald BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1843
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.4.1800 - 4.1802Midshipman
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1822
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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 Brig
Le Flibustier (12) 1797-1797
French 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
in the West Indies
BG
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) 1803-1803
French 8 Gun
Privateer
in the Mediterranean

11.7.1804Action at Lavandon
12.1804Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
8.1810Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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