Nominal Guns44BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant ship 'Ann and Amelia' (1781) (26)
First Commissioned8.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardFishburn & Brodrick - Whitby EWIKI
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Expended as Fireship11.4.1809BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck134' 8"Imperial Feet40.8492 
Length of Keel109' 4"Imperial Feet33.2345 
Breadth34' 5"Imperial Feet10.395 
Burthen689Tons BM 


6.1804Broadside Weight = 450 Imperial Pound ( 204.075 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck18 British 24-Pound Carronade

1807Broadside Weight = 189 Imperial Pound ( 85.7115 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1804254as a storeshipBWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers

8.1804 - 1.1805CaptainSir Thomas LivingstonBWAS-17931.1805 - 1806CaptainJohn SeaterBWAS-17937.1806 - 1807CaptainWilliam Furlong WiseBWAS-17931807 - 1808CaptainGeorge ReynoldsBWAS-17931808 - 1809CommanderGeorge William BlameyBWAS-17931809 - 11.4.1809CommanderJames WoolridgeBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

9.10.1805 - 15.7.1806LieutenantEdward Henry A'Court (1783-1855)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

20.7.1807 - 4.8.1808MasterChristopher AndersonADM29-1

Service History

6.1804Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
7.1804Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
7.1804Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
25.2.1805Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
9.1805Returned to the UKBWAS-1793
7.1806At JamaicaBWAS-1793
1807Returned homeBWAS-1793
1808Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Storeship
1809Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
1809fitted as a fireship at UnknownBWAS-1793
1.1809Evacuation at Corunna
11.4.1809Battle of the Basque Roads
11.4.1809Attack on the Basque Roads


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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Posted by AvM on Friday 21st of July 2017 12:48

Papers Respecting The Navy, Presented In Pursuance Of Addresses of the House of Lords to His Majesty.
Navy Office, 18th March 1805

HMS Mediator was purchased form Francis Latour &Co.
'Ann and Amelia' was 3 years old and has 689bm
was purchased for £18,000
moreover £5,226 were spent to fitting the ship at King'S Yard.

Rowan Hackman
"Ships of the EI Company"
She was launched 7 Jun 1796 at Calcutta by Hugh Edwards, Jonathan Gillett & Michael Luckins for Lambert & Co.

BT111/02 London register
#110 on 19 Mar 1804 825 5/94
master Peter Gordon

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