Minotaur -> 1866 Hermes

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Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.12.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1812BWAS-1793
Launched15.4.1816BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassGanges ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1793
ConstructorGeorge ParkinBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1869BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck170' 11 ½"Imperial Feet51.8287 
Length of Keel139' 7 ½"Imperial Feet42.3799 
Breadth48' 2 ½"Imperial Feet14.6431 
Depth in Hold20' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet6.1151 
Draught Forward13' 11"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Draught Aft18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Burthen1,726 394Tons BM 

Armament


15.4.1816Broadside Weight = 1009 Imperial Pound ( 457.5815 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779590Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.5.1859 - 1861CaptainEdward Pellew Halstead (d.1873)W025

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1812Began building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
15.4.1816Completed building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £63667.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.4.1816Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
14.10.1816Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
15.10.1816Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
8.1824Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1825Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7534.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1841Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
11.1842Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3792.0.0dBWAS-1793
1859Guardship at SheernessBWAS-1793
11.1861fitting as a Lazarette at UnknownBWAS-1793
7.1866Cholera ship at GravesendBWAS-1793
27.7.1866Renamed HermesBWAS-1793
20.2.1869Breaking up completed at SheernessBWAS-1793
11.1891Lent to the Customs service as a LazaretteBWAS-1793

 

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