Mars

5282
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Fifth Rate frigate 'Mars' (1769) (32)
Captured3.2.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland M01
ConstructorPeter Edwards (d.1673)M01
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold25.3.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck130' 9"Imperial Feet39.6316 
Length of Keel108' 10"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Breadth34' 10"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Depth in Hold11' 10"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen702 8694Tons BM 

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.2.1781220 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.2.1781 - 23.8.1781CaptainThe Hon. John Whitmore Chetwynd (1754-1788) ADM 6/22/312
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 11.7.1781
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
3.2.1781Captured by Rodney's fleet at the surrender of Saint EustatiusB068
3.2.1781CommissionedB068
23.8.1781Paid offADM 51
12.2.1782Completed survey at ChathamB068
25.3.1784Sold at Chatham for £505B068


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
M01Dutch Navy Vessels 1700-1799 (Manuscript)Ron von MannenDocument
B068Warships of the Great lakesRobert MalcomsonBook
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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