Megaera

5344
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down5.1781BWAS-1714
Launched5.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardIpswich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone Class
ConstructorStephen TeagueBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold3.4.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 11 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 10 ½"Imperial Feet27.4447 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen425 4094Tons BM 

Armament


5.1783Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.7.1793 - 10.1794CommanderCharles John Moore Mansfield (1760-1813)BWAS-171410.1794 - 9.1795CommanderHenry Blackwood (1770-1832)BWAS-17149.1795 - 1796CaptainSamuel James BallardBWAS-17141796 - 12.12.1796CaptainSir Archibald Collingwood Dickson (1772-1827)BWAS-171412.12.1796 - 11.9.1797CommanderJohn MillerBWAS-171411.9.1797 - 26.4.1798CommanderGeorge James ShirleyBWAS-171426.4.1798 - 11.1799CommanderGeorge White (d.1835)BWAS-171426.4.1798 - 1800CommanderHumphrey West (d.1803)BWAS-17141800 - 11.8.1800CaptainPeter Turner Bover (1772-1802)BWAS-171411.8.1800 - 1.1.1801CommanderHenry HillBWAS-17141.1.1801 - 3.1801CommanderTristram Roberts RickettsBWAS-17143.1801 - 1802CommanderJohn NewhouseBWAS-171410.1803 - 7.1805CommanderArchibald DuffBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.10.1800 - 24.6.1802LieutenantJohn M'KerlieNAO

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
14.3.1784 - 8.3.1795GunnerCharles FieldADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
7.6.1783Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.1784Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
10.1784Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1709.0.0dBWAS-1714
27.6.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
10.9.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5202.0.0dBWAS-1714
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
29.4.1799

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise

TNC
1802Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1803Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1805Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
3.4.1817Sold at Plymouth to James Dashin for £910BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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