Meleager

5348
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.1.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1782BWAS-1714
Launched28.2.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardQuarry House Yard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorEdward GreavesBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked9.6.1801BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel104' 0"Imperial Feet31.6992 
Breadth35' 1 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 2 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen682 4894Tons BM 

Armament


28.2.1785Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1793 - 9.1793CaptainCharles Tyler (1760-1835)BWAS-17142.1794 - 19.2.1794CommanderGeorge Cockburn (1772-1853)ref:61620.2.1794 - 1796CaptainGeorge Cockburn (1772-1853)BWAS-17148.1798 - 1799CaptainCharles Ogle (1775-1858)BWAS-17141800CaptainJohn CrawleyBWAS-17141801 - 9.6.1801CaptainThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1793 - 1794LieutenantCharles Brisbane (1769-1829)ref:61610.11.1793 - 8.1796LieutenantThomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1793 - 1795MidshipmanThomas Briggs (1780-1852)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Able SeamanThomas AllenADM 171/815.6.1796 - 17961st Class VolunteerProsper Ambrose (d.1848)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
25.4.1785fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4242.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1790Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
15.4.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £2909.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
14.3.1795Action off Genoa
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
8.1795Nelson's squadron off GenoaBWAS-1714
31.5.1796Action of 1796-05-31
6.1798Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1798Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £8723.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1798Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.6.1801Wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico near VeracruzBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
 

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