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Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.1.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1782BWAS-1714
Launched28.2.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardQuarry House Yard - Frindsbury BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class (1770)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward GreavesBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
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

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
13.8.1790 - 14.2.1793Captain
Nathan BruntonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/24/60
ADM 6/24
14.2.1793 - 9.1793Captain
Charles TylerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1816
ADM 6/24/209
BWAS-1714
2.1794 - 19.2.1794Commander
George CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1851
ref:616
20.2.1794 - 1796Captain
George CockburnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1851
ADM 6/25/96
BWAS-1714
8.1798 - 1799Captain
Charles OgleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1857
BWAS-1714
1800Captain
John CrawleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1800
BWAS-1714
1801 - 9.6.1801Captain
Thomas Bladen CapelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1847
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.8.1790 - 18.10.1790First Lieutenant
John LoringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1803
Transfered ADM 6/24/60
ADM 6/24
13.8.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Richard BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1801
ADM 6/24/60
ADM 6/24
23.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Charles KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1790
ADM 6/24/81
ADM 6/24
1793 - 1794Lieutenant
Charles BrisbaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1819
ref:616
10.11.1793 - 8.1796Lieutenant
Thomas Masterman HardyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ODNB

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1793 - 1795Midshipman
Thomas BriggsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1847
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1795Able Seaman
Thomas AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1847
ADM 171/8
15.6.1796 - 17961st Class Volunteer
Prosper AmbroseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1812
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
25.4.1785fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4242.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1790Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
15.4.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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 - Chatham BWAS-1714
9.1798Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8723.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1798Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.6.1801Wrecked in the Gulf of Mexico near VeracruzBWAS-1714

 

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