Megaera

5344
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1781/05BWAS-1714
Launched1783/05BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1793/07
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardIpswich BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone Class
ConstructorStephen TeagueBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold1817/04/03BWAS-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


1783/05Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1793/07/19 - 1794/10CommanderCharles John Moore MansfieldBWAS-17141794/10 - 1795/09CommanderHenry BlackwoodBWAS-17141795/09 - 1796CaptainSamuel James BallardBWAS-17141796 - 1796/12/12CaptainSir Archibald Collingwood DicksonBWAS-17141796/12/12 - 1797/09/11CommanderJohn MillerBWAS-17141797/09/11 - 1798/04/26CommanderGeorge James ShirleyBWAS-17141798/04/26 - 1799/11CommanderGeorge WhiteBWAS-17141798/04/26 - 1800CommanderHumphrey WestBWAS-17141800 - 1800/08/11CaptainPeter Turner BoverBWAS-17141800/08/11 - 1801/01/01CommanderHenry HillBWAS-17141801/01/01 - 1801/03CommanderTristram Roberts RickettsBWAS-17141801/03 - 1802CommanderJohn NewhouseBWAS-17141803/10 - 1805/07CommanderArchibald DuffBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1800/10/17 - 1802/06/24LieutenantJohn M'KerlieNAO

Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1784/03/14 - 1795/03/08GunnerCharles Fieldref:866

Service History


DateEventSource
1783/06/07Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1784/10Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1714
1784/10Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1709.0.0dBWAS-1714
1793/06/27Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1793/09/10Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £5202.0.0dBWAS-1714
1795/06/23Action of Ile Groix
1799/04/29

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise

TNC
1802Paid offBWAS-1714
1803/10RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1803/10Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1803/12Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1805/07Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1714
1817/04/03Sold at Plymouth to James Dashin for £910BWAS-1714
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:866 ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
 

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