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Nymphe

5596
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
Captured10.8.1780BWAS-1714
ShipyardBrest - Brittany NNF-1774
Ship ClassNymphe Class (1777)NNF-1774
Designed by
Pierre-Augustin Lamothe Kercaradec (Sieur de Kercaradec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1795
NNF-1774
Constructor
Pierre-Augustin Lamothe Kercaradec (Sieur de Kercaradec)French
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1795
NNF-1774
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked18.12.1810BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck141' 5 ½"Imperial Feet42.9895 
Length of Keel120' 4 ½"Imperial Feet36.5887 
Breadth38' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Burthen937 7294Tons BM 

Armament


11.1780Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

5.1790Broadside Weight = 389 Imperial Pound ( 176.4115 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1780255 BWAS-1714

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.10.1778 - 23.1.1779Commander
Thomas HaynesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1783
ADM 6/21/456
ADM 6/21
23.1.1780 - 25.1.1780Commander
Henry BallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1782
ADM 6/22/199
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 18.11.1780
ADM 6/22
23.11.1780 - 25.12.1782Captain
John FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1795
Transfered ADM 6/22/201
BWAS-1714
25.12.1782 - 6.1783Captain
Charles KnatchbullBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1783
ADM 6/23/168
Issued by
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1787
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 28.11.1783
BWAS-1714
3.10.1787 - 12.1787Captain
Albemarle BertieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/23/424
BWAS-1714
10.5.1790 - 11.1.1793Captain
George CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1819
ADM 6/24/27
BWAS-1714
11.1.1793 - 21.12.1793Captain
Edward PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
Transfered ADM 6/24/193
BWAS-1714
21.12.1793 - 1795Captain
George MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
ADM 6/24/292
BWAS-1714
1795 - 12.1795Captain
George LosackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1714
5.1796 - 11.1796Captain
John CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1794
BWAS-1714
11.1796 - 6.1797Captain
Richard LaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1799
BWAS-1714
6.1797 - 1800Captain
Percy FraserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1808
BWAS-1714
1800Captain
Stair DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1810
BWAS-1714
3.1807 - 16.4.1808Captain
Conway ShipleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1808
BWAS-1714
5.1808 - 8.1808Commander
George PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1808
BWAS-1714
8.1808 - 1810Captain
Jocelyn PercyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
BWAS-1714
1810 - 18.12.1810Captain
Edward Snyd ClayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Andrew ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
1793Lieutenant
Richard PelloweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1802
TNC
1793 - 25.6.1793First Lieutenant
Amherst MorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1796
TNC
1793Second Lieutenant
George LukeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1803
BG
21.5.1797 - 8.5.1799First Lieutenant
Thomas BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1846
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.12.1780 - 16.12.1784Carpenter
William LemonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1804
Discharged
ADM 29/8
20.10.1787 - 9.11.1787Master
Andrew TraceyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1795
ADM 29-1
1793 - 19.6.1793Boatswain
Tobias JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793
BG

14 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.10.1787 - c.12.1787Surgeon's Mate
Thomas Denman LedwardBritish
Naval Sailor
Medic
Service 1787-1789
ref:1694
1793 - 19.6.1793Master's Mate
Richard PearseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793
BG
1793Quartermaster
John GazeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1847
ADM 171/8
1793Midshipman
John PlaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1795
BG
1793Midshipman
John Arthur NorwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1805
BG
1793 - 19.6.1793Midshipman
Samuel EdsallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793
BG
1793 - 19.6.1793Midshipman
John DavieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793
BG
1793 - 19.6.1793Midshipman
George BoydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793
BG
6.1794 - 7.1795Midshipman
James AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1814
NBD1849
7.1794 - 23.6.1795Master's Mate
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849
21.7.1797 - 9.12.1798Midshipman
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
15.3.1799 - 18.12.1800Midshipman
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
29.5.1800 - 30.8.1801Clerk
William LangleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1794-1822
ADM 29/8
27.2.1801 - 7.5.1802Midshipman
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849

9 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1793Captain's Servant
John SmartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1847
ADM 171/8
1793Gunner's Crew
Joseph SimpsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1847
ADM 171/8
17953rd Class Boy
James AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1814
ADM 171/8
14.5.1796 - 27.1.17971st Class Volunteer
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
28.1.1797 - 20.7.1797Able Seaman
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
21.2.1797 - 14.7.1797Able Seaman
William LangleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1794-1822
ADM 29/8
15.7.1797 - 28.5.1800Purser's Steward
William LangleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1794-1822
ADM 29/8
23.1.1799 - 14.3.1799Able Seaman
Robert BastinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
31.8.1801 - 7.5.1802Purser's Steward
William LangleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1794-1822
ADM 29/8

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
17932nd Lieutenant of Marines
John WhitakerBritish
Marine
Service 1793
BG
1793Corporal of Marines
John KellyBritish
Marine
Service 1793-1847
ADM 171/8

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
6.1793 - 21.6.1793Lieutenant
Israel PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
TNC

Service History


DateEventSource
23.8.1780Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
26.8.1780Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
27.3.1781Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9657.10.7dBWAS-1714
5.9.1781Battle of the Chesapeake
1782In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
5.1783Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
6.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1786Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1787Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9704.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1787Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
6.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2004.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
24.5.1793Took the Privateer
Le Sans Culottes (16) 1793-1793
French 16 Gun
Privateer

18.6.1793Nymphe vs Cléopâtre
18.6.1793Took the Frigate
La Cléopâtre (32) 1781-1793
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off the Start losing 23 killed, 27 wounded
TNC
21.6.1793

Arrived at Portsmouth with her prize <em>Cleopatre</em>

TNC
7.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6308.0.0dBWAS-1714
30.11.1793Took the Brig
L'Espiègle (6) 1788-1793
French 6 Gun
Unrated Brig
off Ushant

1795In the ChannelBWAS-1714
23.6.1795Action of Ile Groix
12.1795Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1796Began repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1796Completed repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2248.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.3.1797Action of 1797-03-09
9.3.1797Took the Frigate
Resistance (40) 1795-1797
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Brest

6.9.1798Took the Merchantman
Edad del Oro 1798-1798
Spanish Merchant Merchantman
about 6 miles distant from Corunna Light-House
BG
30.12.1798

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise.

TNC
23.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
1.6.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1801In the ChannelBWAS-1714
6.1806Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1807RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1807Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.11.1807Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1714
23.4.1808Attack on the Garotta
29.5.1809Sailed with a troop convoy for PortugalBWAS-1714
18.12.1810Wrecked off Dunbar at the mouth of the Firth of Forth,
Pallas (32) 1804-1810
British 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
also lost
BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 17th of December 2017 21:02

23 May 1800 Plymouth, this morning Pollard (late a seaman of the Nymphe36, an active ringleader in the mutiny at Spithead in 1797, was sent to Exeter goal for sedition.


Posted by Brian on Thursday 15th of May 2014 20:22

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 80:pt. 2 (1810).
Dec 18 - The Nymphe frigate, of 36 guns, Hon. Capt. Clay, and the Pallas of 32, Capt. Monke were coming up the Firth this night, at half past ten, and were going at the rate of ten knots an hour, when the pilot mistook a lime-kiln, burning at Broxmouth, for the Isle of May light, and the May for the Bell rock; and both vessels consequently ran aground . In a quarter of an hour afterward the ships bottoms were broken out and the water above the hatchways. Signals of distress were made during the night, and answered from the shore from whence the vessels were not distant more than a cables length. By means of a life boat, the crews were all preserved. By the afternoon of the 19th, with the exception of about twelve men belonging to the Pallas, and one of the life-boat men , who were unfortunately drowned. The vessels have since gone entirely to pieces, and various parts of the wreck floated onto shore.

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