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Niger -> 1813 Negro

5548
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.9.1757BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.2.1758BWAS-1714
Named31.7.1759BWAS-1714
Launched25.9.1759BWAS-1714
First Commissioned27.10.1759BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger Class (1757)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Joseph HarrisBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1742-1773
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold29.9.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0"Imperial Feet38.1 
Length of Keel103' 4"Imperial Feet31.4283 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward8' 5"Imperial Feet2.5654 
Draught Aft13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen679 6794Tons BM 

Armament


25.9.1759Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1757220Design Complement

24 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.10.1759 - 25.8.1762Captain
John Albert BentinckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1773
ADM 6/19/97
BWAS-1714
25.8.1762 - 17.3.1763Captain
Thomas CornwallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1763
ADM 6/19/432
BWAS-1714
25.3.1763 - 29.11.1766Captain
Sir Thomas Adams (6th Baronet of London)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1770
ADM 6/19/474
BWAS-1714
29.11.1766 - 6.12.1769Captain
Andrew WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1779
ADM 6/20/148
BWAS-1714
6.12.1769 - 7.8.1771Captain
Francis BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1772
Transfered ADM 6/20/264
ADM 6/20
7.8.1771 - 27.3.1772Captain
Philip DurellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1758
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/20/454
Issued by
Charles ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1772
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 19.8.1772
ADM 6/20
7.4.1772 - 22.7.1772Captain
Edward ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1786
ADM 6/20/447
Issued by
Sir Peter Denis (1st Baronet of St Mary's)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1778
, The Mediterranean Sea
Confirmed 6.6.1772
BWAS-1714
14.7.1775 - 8.10.1777Captain
George TalbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1782
ADM 6/21/104
BWAS-1714
8.10.1777 - 11.2.1780Captain
Robert Alexander LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1780
Transfered ADM 6/21/322
BWAS-1714
12.2.1780 - 13.12.1780Captain
John BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1808
ADM 6/22/351
Issued by
Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 12.10.1781
BWAS-1714
24.5.1790 - 3.1.1791Captain
Thomas FarnhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1791
ADM 6/24/33
BWAS-1714
3.1.1791 - 21.8.1791Captain
George Cranfield BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Administrator
Service 1766-1814
ADM 6/24/99
BWAS-1714
29.8.1791 - 5.4.1793Captain
Richard Goodwin KeatsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1825
Transfered ADM 6/24/130
BWAS-1714
6.4.1793 - 19.6.1793Captain
Robert MoorsomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1825
ADM 6/24/226
BWAS-1714
19.6.1793 - 7.7.1794Captain
The Hon. Arthur Kaye LeggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1820
Transfered ADM 6/24/247
BWAS-1714
21.7.1794 - 10.1797Captain
Edward James FooteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1814
ADM 6/25/64
BWAS-1714
10.1797 - 3.1798Captain
Edward GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
BWAS-1714
3.1798 - 12.1798Captain
Mathew Henry ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1816
BWAS-1714
12.1798 - 1799Captain
The Hon. Philip WodehouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
BWAS-1714
6.1799 - 4.1800Captain
Joseph LarcomBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
BWAS-1714
4.1800 - 29.2.1804Commander
James HillyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1714
29.4.1804 - 1807Captain
James HillyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1714
1812 - 1813Lieutenant
William TodmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1813
BWAS-1714
1813Lieutenant
Isaac StruttBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1813
BWAS-1714

9 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.12.1760 - 17.3.1763First Lieutenant
David MaitlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1770
ADM 6/19/219
ADM 6/19
26.7.1775 - 24.9.1775Second Lieutenant
George TurnbullBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1782
ADM 6/21/107
ADM 6/21
24.9.1775 - 28.4.1777Acting Lieutenant
Charles CottonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1810
ref:616
21.9.1790 - 3.1.1791Second Lieutenant
Thomas PalmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1791
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
4.1.1791 - 1791First Lieutenant
John MonktonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/24/99
ADM 6/24
4.1.1791 - 1791Second Lieutenant
William Edward CracraftBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1805
ADM 6/24/99
ADM 6/24
1794First Lieutenant
James WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
ref:924
1794Second Lieutenant
Richard Carruthers CorneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1801
ref:924
1794Third Lieutenant
David WilmotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924

7 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.4.1780 - 10.12.1780Purser
Thomas Legal YatesBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1766-1828
ADM 29/8
1794Master
John LewisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Boatswain
James WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Gunner
John WalshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Carpenter
John ClaypittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Purser
George HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Surgeon
Robert KirkwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1790-1794
ref:924

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1794Midshipman
George Clark HurdisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1840
ADM 171/8
3.1804 - 1.1807Midshipman
John BulfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
NBD1849

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.3.1771 - 22.7.1772Able Seaman
Peter AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1814
ADM 107/6/333
ADM 107/6
30.9.1791 - 14.5.1793Able Seaman
Charles CobbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1811
1794Able Seaman
William Rose HoldenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Captain's Servant
William HaydenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Servant
Daniel MatthewsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Lieutenant of Marines
Edward Charles HornbyBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Private
Robert A WilsonBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
29.9.1714Sold at Portsmouth for £1,600BWAS-1714
25.9.1759building at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £11264.4.8dBWAS-1714
25.5.1760Took the Privateer
Le Jason (8) 1760-1760
French 8 Gun
Privateer
off Ushant
BG
1761Took the Privateer
Le Duc de Mazarin (12) 1757-1761
French 12 Gun
Privateer

24.10.1762Took the Privateer
La Victoire (10) 1762-1762
French 10 Gun
Privateer

3.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
17.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1764West coast of ScotlandBWAS-1714
22.4.1766Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1769Returned homeBWAS-1714
9.5.1770Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1772Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
22.7.1772

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1775RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1775Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £12549.7.7dBWAS-1714
24.9.1775Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
2.12.1775Took the US Merchant brig Peter. She was recaptured off Plymouth, MA by the US Privateer
Yankee (12) 1775-1776
American 12 Gun
Privateer Sloop

8.12.1777Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Action of March 7 1779
20.3.17801st Action off Monti Christi
20.6.1780Action off Monti Christi
13.12.1780

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1783Began great repair at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
4.1784Completed great repair at Deptford - London at a cost of £13717.14.9dBWAS-1714
5.1789Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1790Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7762.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1790Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1790Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1384.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.2.1791Sailed to examine fortifications in the West Indies and then paid offBWAS-1714
21.8.1791Paid offADM 51
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
9.5.1795Action in Carteret Bay
27.4.1796Niger vs Ecureuil
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
20.2.1797Pursuit of the Santissima Trinidad
25.12.1797Took the Cutter
La Delphine (4) 1797-1797
French 4 Gun
Privateer Cutter
off Start Point bearing North about 7 Leagues
BG
5.1799Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1799Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Troop Ship
7.1799Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5980.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.9.1800Took the Sixth Rate
Esmeralda (22) 1800-1800
Spanish 22 Gun
6th Rate
Barcelona

1801In egypt operations, armed en-fluteBWAS-1714
3.3.1804Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
2.5.1806Took the Schooner
El Virgin del Carmen 1806-1806
Spanish Unrated Schooner

1.1808Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
20.1.1808Paid offADM 51
5.1809RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1809Refitted as a Unrated Prison Ship
14.12.1809Paid offADM 51
1813Renamed NegroBWAS-1714

 

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