Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1789/07/15BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHound Class
Designed bySir John HenslowBWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam RuleBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip-Sloop


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


1790/10/08Broadside 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
1788/03/20125Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1790/10 - 1793/02CommanderGeorge DuffBWAS-17141793/02 - 1794/05CommanderRichard LaneBWAS-17141794/05 - 1794/08/01CommanderJames NewmanBWAS-17141794/08/01 - 1795/04/08CommanderCharles GarnierBWAS-17141795/04/08 - 1795/09/01CommanderWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-17141795/09/01 - 1797/06CommanderSamuel SuttonBWAS-17141797/06/27 - 1797/11CommanderCharles PagetBWAS-17141797/11/01 - 1798/01/02CommanderJohn ClelandBWAS-17141798/01/02 - 1799/02CommanderWilliam RentonBWAS-17141799/04 - 1800/10/31CommanderMatthew St ClairBWAS-1714

Petty Officers

1799 - 1800/05MidshipmanCharles John NapierEWIKI

Service History

1789/07/15Began building at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1790/10/08Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £8732.0.0dBWAS-1714
1790/10/08Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1791/01/13Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £1674.0.0dBWAS-1714
1795/04Royal escort for Princess Caroline of BrunswickBWAS-1714
1795/12/10Sailed for the West Coast of Africa and then JamaicaBWAS-1714
1797/02/14Took the Privateer Le Buonaparte (17) in the North Sea
1797/10/11Battle of Camperdown
1799/04/28Took the Privateer Le Vengeur (14) off the Skaw
1800/10/31Lost presumed foundered with all hands in the North SeaBWAS-1714


BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKI WikipediaVariousWeb Site

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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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