Megaera5344
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 Deck8British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement 

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1793/07/191794/10CommanderCharles John Moore MansfieldBWAS-1714
1794/101795/09CommanderHenry BlackwoodBWAS-1714
1795/091796CaptainSamuel James BallardBWAS-1714
17961796/12/12CaptainSir Archibald Collingwood DicksonBWAS-1714
1796/12/121797/09/11CommanderJohn MillerBWAS-1714
1797/09/111798/04/26CommanderGeorge James ShirleyBWAS-1714
1798/04/261799/11CommanderGeorge WhiteBWAS-1714
1798/04/261800CommanderHumphrey WestBWAS-1714
18001800/08/11CaptainPeter Turner BoverBWAS-1714
1800/08/111801/01/01CommanderHenry HillBWAS-1714
1801/01/011801/03CommanderTristram Roberts RickettsBWAS-1714
1801/031802CommanderJohn NewhouseBWAS-1714
1803/101805/07CommanderArchibald DuffBWAS-1714

Commissioned Officers

FromToRankNameSource
1800/10/171802/06/24LieutenantJohn M'KerlieNAO

Service History

DateEvent Source
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


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NAO The National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
 

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