Nieman

5546
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'Niémen' (1808) (40)
Captured5.4.1809BWAS-1793
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony NNF-1800
Ship ClassArmide ClassNNF-1800
Designed byPierre-Elisabeth RollandNNF-1800
ConstructorJean-François Chaumont (1774-1856)NNF-1800
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 2 ½"Imperial Feet46.9519 
Length of Keel129' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet39.3383 
Breadth39' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet11.9063 
Depth in Hold12' 5 ⅞"Imperial Feet3.6798 
Burthen1,093 3794Tons BM 

Armament


9.1809Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1809300 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1809 - 3.1812CaptainMichael SeymourBWAS-17933.1812 - 1815CaptainSamuel PymBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.1809 - 13.4.1812First LieutenantEdward Thomas Crouch (d.1846)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1811 - 9.1813MidshipmanJames CrutchleyNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.9.1811 - 18111st Class VolunteerHenry AmsinckNL1865

Service History


DateEventSource
5.4.1809Taken by Amethyst (36) in the Bay of Biscay
26.4.1809Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
8.1809Began very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1809Completed very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1.1813Sailed for St HelenaBWAS-1793
8.2.1814Took the Unrated Packet Bordeaux (9)
23.5.1814Took the Privateer Schooner Quiz (14)
23.5.1814Took the Privateer Schooner Clara (4)
23.5.1814Took the Privateer Odez
9.1815Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1800Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1800 A 1815Alain DemerliacBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
 

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