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Narcissus

5507
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.11.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1800BWAS-1793
Launched12.5.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassNarcissus ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Edward TippettBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1775-1787
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold1.1837BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 0 ½"Imperial Feet43.2943 
Length of Keel118' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet35.9886 
Breadth37' 8"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward10' 2"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 4"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen893 5494Tons BM 

Armament


12.5.1801Broadside Weight = 372 Imperial Pound ( 168.702 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.1.1798254Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.1801 - 10.1801Captain
Percy FraserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1808
BWAS-1793
10.1801 - 8.1806Captain
Ross DonnellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1838
BWAS-1793
8.1806 - 7.1809Captain
Charles MalcolmBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1827
BWAS-1793
20.7.1809 - 13.3.1812Captain
Frederick Whitworth William AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1854
Discharged ADM 196/3/3
NBD1849
6.1812 - 1814Captain
John Richard LumleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1821
BWAS-1793
10.2.1814 - 3.1815Captain
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
BWAS-1793
3.1815 - 6.1816Captain
George Alfred CroftonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1816
BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.5.1806 - 13.6.1806Commodore
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1802 - 21.4.1803Acting Lieutenant
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1822
ref:616
21.4.1803 - 9.1804Lieutenant
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1822
ref:616
18.9.1806 - 16.1.1808Lieutenant
The Hon. Edmund Sexton Pery KnoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1846
NBD1849

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1802 - 7.1802Midshipman
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1822
ref:616
1806 - 3.1809Midshipman
George BishopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1817
NBD1849
24.10.1806 - 1809Midshipman
Robert BarclayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849
12.1808 - 7.1809Midshipman
James Ryder BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1824
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
10.2.1805 - 18061st Class Volunteer
George BishopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1817
NBD1849
10.1806 - 12.18081st Class Volunteer
James Ryder BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1824
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1802Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
10.1802Off ToulonTRN5
8.7.1803Took the Brig
L'Alcion (16) 1801-1803
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig
off Sardinia

4.1.1804Off ToulonTRN5
11.7.1804Action at Lavandon
4.1805Sailed for Jamaica and the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
29.10.1805Took the Privateer
Le Prudent (4) 1805-1805
French 4 Gun
Privateer
off the coast of Africa

24.12.1805Destroyed the
Le Napoléon (32) 1805-1805
French 32 Gun
Privateer
near the Cape of Good Hope
BWAS-1793
4.3.1806In Table BayTRN5
2.5.1806Left St HelenaTRN5
6.1806River Plate operationsBWAS-1793
8.6.1806Anchored off FloresTRN5
25.6.1806Anchored off Point Quilmes, in the Rio de la Plata near Buenos AiresTRN5
10.1806Left the River PlateBWAS-1793
18.8.1807Took the Schooner
Cantela (12) 1807-1807
Spanish 12 Gun
Unrated Schooner
45°20’N 10°20’ W

11.9.1807Took the Brig
Avantura (18) 1807-1807
Spanish 18 Gun
Privateer Brig
BG
3.1808Blockade of LorientBWAS-1793
16.12.1808Took the Privateer
La Fanny (16) 1808-1808
French 16 Gun
Privateer

16.12.1808Took the Privateer
Le Superbe (4) 1808-1808
French 4 Gun
Privateer

19.1.1810Took the Brig
Le Duguay Trouin (14) 1809-1810
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig
BG
5.2.1810Took the Privateer
L'Aimable Joséphine (14) 1810-1810
French 14 Gun
Privateer
BG
2.1812Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1812Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1812RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1812Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
29.9.1812Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
17.1.1813Took the Cutter
Viper (12) 1809-1813
American 12 Gun
Unrated Cutter
1810 Renamed "Viper"

30.3.1813Took the Brig
Revenge (12) 1813-1813
American 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
off Cape Henry

12.6.1813Took the Schooner
Surveyor (6) 1807-1813
American 6 Gun
Unrated Schooner
by boats in the York River

6.1816Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
7.1822Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.1823Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.1823Began fitting as a Prison Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
12.1823Completed fitting as a Prison Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.1824fitting as an Hospital Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1837Sold to J. LevyBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 17th of May 2014 23:18

1813/06/12 Took the Unrated Schooner Surveyor by boats in the York River.
Letter from Captain Lumley, of his Majesty's ship Narcissus, to Rear Admiral Cockburn...giving an account of the boats of that ship having, on the 12th of June last, under the directions of Lieutenant John Cririe, first of teh Narcissus, and Lieutenant P. Savage of the Royal Marines, brought out from York river, in the Chesapeake, the Surveyor United States revenue schooner, carrying 6 guns, pierced for 12, and having 25 men on board. Three men in the boats were killed and six wounded, including Lieut's Cririe and Savage, slightly. The enemy had five wounded.

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