Niobe

5570
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Fifth Rate frigate 'La Diane' (1796) (40)
Captured24.8.1800BWAS-1793
ShipyardToulon BWAS-1793
Designed byPierre-Joseph Pénétreau (1758-1813)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up11.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck155' 10"Imperial Feet47.244 
Length of Keel129' 6 ⅞"Imperial Feet39.3414 
Breadth40' 8 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Depth in Hold12' 7"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,142 1594Tons BM 

Armament


8.1803Broadside Weight = 462 Imperial Pound ( 209.517 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1803284 BWAS-1793

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1803 - 12.1805CaptainMathew Henry Scott (d.1837)BWAS-179312.1805 - 5.1811CaptainJohn Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)BWAS-17935.1811 - 9.1812CaptainJames Katon (1770-1845)BWAS-17939.1812 - 7.6.1814CaptainWilliam Augustus MontaguBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 1816CommanderHenry Collins DeaconBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1809 - 2.1813LieutenantJames CrookeNBD18491.12.1814 - 12.3.1816First LieutenantMartin Bennett (1789-?)NBD184913.2.1815 - 13.9.1815LieutenantJohn Everrest CabburnNBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1808 - 11.1810MidshipmanWilliam Nettleton BoyceNBD18491812 - 13.2.1815MidshipmanJohn Everrest CabburnNBD18494.1813 - 23.9.1814MidshipmanMark John Currie (1795-1874)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.8.1803Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
30.9.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
28.3.1806Took the Unrated Brig-Corvette Le Néarque (16) off Lorient
1807Channel Islands and Irish StationBWAS-1793
20.10.1810Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle (4)
13.11.1810Actions at La Hougue
4.3.1811Took the Privateer Le Loup Marin (16) in the Channel
24.3.1811Attack on the Amazone
1.3.1812Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
22.4.1813Sailed with a convoy for QuebecBWAS-1793
10.1814Began fitting as a Troopship at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.1814Completed fitting as a Troopship at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
13.9.1815

Placed on half-pay

NBD1849
11.1816Paid off and broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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