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Martin

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.1.1788BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down15.7.1789BWAS-1714
Launched8.10.1790BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHound Class (1788)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1714
Constructor
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Foundered31.10.1800BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck100' 8 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel83' 6 ¾Imperial Feet25.3175 
Breadth27' 2 ½"Imperial Feet8.2423 
Depth in Hold12' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen329 494Tons BM 

Armament


8.10.1790Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
20.3.1788125Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1790 - 14.10.1790Commander
George DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
ADM 6/24/69
BWAS-1714
14.10.1790 - 10.11.1791Commander
George DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
ADM 6/24/77
ADM 6/24
11.11.1791 - 18.3.1793Commander
George DuffBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1796
ADM 6/24/145
ADM 6/24
18.3.1793 - 24.5.1794Commander
Richard LaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1799
BWAS-1714
24.5.1794 - 1.8.1794Commander
James NewmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1795
ADM 6/25/44
BWAS-1714
1.8.1794 - 8.4.1795Commander
Charles GarnierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
ADM 6/25/69
BWAS-1714
8.4.1795 - 1.9.1795Commander
William Granville LobbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1806
BWAS-1714
1.9.1795 - 6.1797Commander
Samuel SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1805
BWAS-1714
27.6.1797 - 11.1797Commander
Charles PagetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1839
BWAS-1714
1.11.1797 - 2.1.1798Commander
John ClelandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1798
BWAS-1714
2.1.1798 - 2.1799Commander
William RentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1799
BWAS-1714
4.1799 - 31.10.1800Commander
Matthew St ClairBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1800
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1790 - 1.11.1790Lieutenant
William Charles FahieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1830
ADM 6/24/80
ADM 6/24
2.11.1790 - 3.11.1790Lieutenant
Joseph BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
4.11.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
Nathaniel VassallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1799 - 5.1800Midshipman
Charles John NapierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1853
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Service History


DateEventSource
15.7.1789Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.10.1790Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8732.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.10.1790Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
13.1.1791Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1674.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1795Royal escort for Princess Caroline of BrunswickBWAS-1714
10.12.1795Sailed for the West Coast of Africa and then JamaicaBWAS-1714
14.2.1797Took the Privateer
Le Buonaparte (17) 1796-1797
French 17 Gun
Privateer
in the North Sea

11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
28.4.1799Took the Privateer
Le Vengeur (14) 1799-1799
French 14 Gun
Privateer
off the Skaw

31.10.1800Lost presumed foundered with all hands in the North SeaBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 9th of February 2017 12:18

Late Sep 1800 it may be of interest to note that Midshipmen Charles Napier and Jon Brougham left the Martin at this time and thus escaped the fate of the rest of her ship's company.

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