Orestes

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch Privateer sloop 'Mars' (1781) (24)
Captured3.12.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardAmsterdam - Holland BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Foundered5.11.1799BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck94' 0"Imperial Feet28.6512 
Length of Keel81' 0"Imperial Feet24.6888 
Breadth30' 4"Imperial Feet9.2456 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen396 4094Tons BM 

Armament


7.1782Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.0943 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1792Broadside Weight = 57 Imperial Pound ( 25.8498 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

26.8.1794Broadside Weight = 75 Imperial Pound ( 34.0128 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1782125 BWAS-1714

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.6.1782 - 26.9.1783CommanderJohn Hope Bowers (c.1736-1783)† ADM 6/22/484BWAS-17144.10.1783 - 17.5.1786CommanderJames Ellis ADM 6/23/148BWAS-171417.5.1786 - 23.5.1789CommanderManley Dixon (1757-1838) ADM 6/23/334BWAS-171423.5.1789 - 21.9.1790CommanderThomas Revell Shivers ADM 6/23/527BWAS-17145.11.1790 - 29.9.1791CommanderSir Harry Burrard-Neale (d.1840) ADM 6/24/85BWAS-171430.9.1791 - 15.12.1792CommanderSir Harry Burrard-Neale (d.1840) ADM 6/24/138ADM 6/2415.12.1792 - 29.3.1793CommanderAugustus Fitzroy (d.1801) ADM 6/24/185BWAS-17144.4.1794 - 9.1796CommanderThomas Archibald Orrok (d.1797) ADM 6/25/27BWAS-17149.1796 - 2.1798CommanderChristopher ParkerBWAS-17142.1798 - 5.11.1799CommanderWilliam Haggit (d.1799)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.6.1788 - 13.5.1790LieutenantWilliam Robert Broughton (1762-1821) ADM 6/23/467ADM 6/23

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
16.2.1782RegisteredBWAS-1714
8.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3961.19.11dBWAS-1714
30.11.1782Took the Privateer La Complaissance
1792Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
4.1793Returned to the UKBWAS-1714
3.9.1797Took the Privateer Le Furet in the Channel
8.1798Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
5.11.1799Lost presumed foundered with all hands in a hurricane in the Indian OceanBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
 

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