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Minerva -> 1798 Pallas

5408
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.11.1778BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1778BWAS-1793
Named1.12.1778BWAS-1793
Launched3.6.1780BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMinerva Class (1778)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John JennerBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1760-1782
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.1803BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck141' 0"Imperial Feet42.9768 
Length of Keel117' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet35.6711 
Breadth38' 10"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen938 7294Tons BM 

Armament


7.1780Broadside Weight = 387 Imperial Pound ( 175.5045 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1790Broadside Weight = 390 Imperial Pound ( 176.865 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

28.2.1798Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1780280EstablishmentBWAS-1793

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
13.4.1780 - 9.11.1781Captain
Charles FieldingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1778
ADM 6/22/114
BWAS-1793
10.11.1781 - 20.3.1783Captain
The Hon. Thomas PakenhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1821
ADM 6/22/363
BWAS-1793
10.5.1790 - 9.11.1791Captain
Robert Manners SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1795
Transfered ADM 6/24/26
BWAS-1793
20.4.1793 - 26.5.1794Captain
John WhitbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1805
ADM 6/24/286
Confirmed 28.11.1793
BWAS-1793
7.1795 - 31.7.1797Captain
Thomas PeytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1801
BWAS-1793
2.1798 - 7.1798Commander
John MackellarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
BWAS-1793
7.1798 - 5.1802Commander
Joseph EdmundsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1802
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.2.1793 - 26.5.1794Rear-Admiral of the White
The Hon. William CornwallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1807
BWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.11.1790 - 22.12.1790Third Lieutenant
William WallisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
Transfered ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
23.12.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Benjamin William PageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1841
ADM 6/24/96
ADM 6/24
16.11.1791 - 20.9.1793Lieutenant
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
NAO
15.3.1792 - 15.5.1792Lieutenant
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
WWNH
13.10.1792 - 17.10.1792Lieutenant
Thomas BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ref:616

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1790 - 6.1793Midshipman
Christopher ColeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1828
ref:616
8.11.1791 - 14.3.1782Midshipman
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
WWNH
9.11.1791 - 13.11.1791Midshipman
Richard KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1830
NAO
1792 - 27.12.1792Midshipman
Francis William AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1848
ref:676
1792 - 1.1794Midshipman
Sir Thomas BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1838
NBD1849
8.1792 - 12.10.1792Midshipman
Thomas BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1837
ref:616
1793 - 22.12.1793Master's Mate
Philip BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1790 - 17921st Class Volunteer
Charles Philip Butler BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1910
NBD1849
11.4.1798 - 8.6.1798Able Seaman
Daniel McQuieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1798
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
Completed building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £24698.4.10dBWAS-1714
3.6.1780Began building at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.10.1781Took the Sixth Rate
Le Jason (22) 1781-1781
French 22 Gun
6th Rate

16.10.1781Took the Ship
Hercules (20) 1781-1781
American 20 Gun
Privateer Ship
off Cape Clear

20.3.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1793
7.1789Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3963.0.0dBWAS-1714
27.12.1790Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
23.8.1793At the capture of PondicherryBWAS-1793
26.5.1794

Paid off

BWAS-1793
5.1795Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9666.0.0dBWAS-1714
13.11.1796In company with
Melampus (36) 1785-1815
British 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
destroyed the L'Etonnant (18)

20.2.1797Pursuit of the Santissima Trinidad
7.1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
31.7.1797Paid offADM 51
28.2.1798Re-establishedBWAS-1793
28.2.1798Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Troop Ship
5.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7945.0.0dBWAS-1714
29.5.1798Renamed PallasBWAS-1714
5.1802Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
3.1803Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Thursday 15th of February 2018 13:33

The date shown against the officers name is his date of death, nothing to do with saying he died while in command/on board. That is indicated by a dagger symbol.


Posted by Barry Jolly on Thursday 15th of February 2018 11:24

You show Sutton's death under his name as being Captain of Ardent, which he was. John Whitby was Captain of Minerva from 23/4/1793 (se also my comment under Whitby).

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