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Nemesis

5528
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.9.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1777BWAS-1714
Launched23.1.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise Class (1771)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
& Smallshaw JollyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured9.12.1795BWAS-1714
Becomes

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 7"Imperial Feet36.5849 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 7 ½"Imperial Feet10.0711 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen598 3794Tons BM 

Armament


23.1.1780Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.1.1780 - 23.3.1782Captain
Richard Rodney BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1813
Transfered ADM 6/22/74
BWAS-1714
23.3.1782 - 25.3.1782Captain
Harry HeronBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1804
ADM 6/22/432
ADM 6/22
25.3.1782 - 25.4.1783Captain
Isaac VaillantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1783
Transfered ADM 6/22/433
BWAS-1714
12.2.1784 - 14.5.1784Captain
The Hon. Michael de CourcyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ADM 6/23/246
Issued by
James GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1800
, North America
Confirmed 23.9.1784
BWAS-1714
15.6.1790 - 18.10.1791Captain
Alexander John BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1809
ADM 6/24/40
BWAS-1714
19.10.1791 - 9.2.1793Captain
Alexander John BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1809
ADM 6/24/141
ADM 6/24
9.2.1793 - 9.1793Captain
John WoodleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1794
ADM 6/24/207
BWAS-1714
16.9.1793 - 3.1794Captain
Amelius BeauclerkBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1890
ADM 6/24/297
NBD1849
3.1794 - 9.12.1795Captain
Samuel Hood LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.9.1782 - 19.3.1794Carpenter
William BunceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1806
NAO

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
21.1.1780 - 27.8.1782Captain's Servant
John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
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Service History


DateEventSource
23.1.1780building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £7622.2.1dBWAS-1714
5.6.1780Took the Privateer
L'Alliance (18) 1780-1780
French 18 Gun
Privateer
off the Irish coast

10.6.1780Began Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
22.6.1780Completed Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4498.6.4dBWAS-1714
17.5.1782Took the Privateer
Le Renard (12) 1782-1782
French 12 Gun
Privateer
off Holyhead

19.1.1783Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
12.1787Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1789Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £11568.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1790CommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
9.1790Completed fitting at Limehouse - London at a cost of £2771.0.0dBWAS-1714
1791Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
26.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.12.1795Taken by
La Sensible (32) 1787-1798
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Sardinia

9.12.1795Taken by
La Sardine (16) 1771-1796
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette
off Sardinia


 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 11th of July 2012 20:58

9 Dec 1795 Nemesis 28 Captain Samuel Hood Linzee taken by French Sensible and Sardine16 sloop at Luigena Roads, Smyma, Turkey, Mediterranean, a neutral Port without a fight, Aigle 38 Captain Samuel Hood and Cyclops blockaded the the ships and their prize until driven off by a superior squadron under Ganteaume

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