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Pandora

5681
Nominal Guns24B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.2.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.3.1778BWAS-1714
Acquired17.5.1779B028
ShipyardGrove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards B028
Ship ClassPorcupine Class (1776)B028
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BarnardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1740-1782
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateB028
Ship TypePost ShipB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Wrecked28.8.1791BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 7"Imperial Feet34.7599 
Length of Keel94' 9 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Breadth32' 3"Imperial Feet9.7917 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen524 3894Tons BM 

Armament


7.1779Broadside Weight = 105 Imperial Pound ( 47.6175 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779160EstablishmentBWAS-1714

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.5.1779 - 28.3.1781Captain
Anthony ParreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1783
Transfered ADM 6/21/553
BWAS-1714
28.3.1781 - 28.9.1783Captain
John InglisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1783
ADM 6/22/268
ADM 6/22
5.8.1790Captain
William McGuireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1840
ADM 6/24/58
ADM 6/24
6.8.1790 - 28.8.1791Captain
Edward EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Privateer
Service 1746-1814
: on board from 10.8.1790 ADM 6/24/58
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.8.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
John LarkanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1794
ADM 6/24/58
ADM 6/24
21.8.1790 - 1791Second Lieutenant
Robert Sedgely CornerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1791
ADM 6/24/61
ADM 6/24
17.9.1790 - 20.10.1790Third Lieutenant
The Hon. William PagetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1793
ADM 6/24/67
ADM 6/24
21.10.1790 - 25.10.1790Third Lieutenant
Martin BrookesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
Transfered ADM 6/24/80
ADM 6/24
26.10.1790 - 28.8.1791Third Lieutenant
Thomas HaywardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1791
ADM 6/24/82
ADM 6/24

Service History


DateEventSource
2.3.1778Began building at Grove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1714
5.1779First CommissionedBWAS-1714
17.5.1779Completed building at Grove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards at a cost of £5458.7.2dBWAS-1714
18.5.1779coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5909.13.10dBWAS-1714
1780To Quebec with a convoyBWAS-1714
2.1781Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
3.1781Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3157.15.2dBWAS-1714
26.4.1781Sailed with a convoy for North AmericaBWAS-1714
15.7.1782Took the Ship
Dispatch (10) 1782-1782
American 10 Gun
Privateer Ship

13.12.1782Took the Brig
Nestor (14) 1781-1782
American 14 Gun
Privateer Brig

1783Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1789Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
10.1789Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5188.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.1790Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1790Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3067.0.0dBWAS-1714
13.10.1790Sailed for the South Seas in search of the
Bounty (4) 1787-1789
British 4 Gun
Unrated Survey Vessel
mutineers

23.3.1791

Arrived in Tahiti

ref:676
28.8.1791Wrecked in the Torres Strait, 31 crew and 4 of her 14 prisoners drownedBWAS-1714


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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 3rd of May 2014 18:56

April 1792 - East India Intelligence

Otaheite, Government have received dispatches from Capt. Edwards, Commander of his Majesty's ship Pandora, who was sent out soon after the return of Captain Bligh from the South Seas in search of Christian and the other mutineers who ran away with the Bounty armed ship the contents of which are - that on the Pandora's appearing off Otaheite, two men swam from the shore and solicited to be taken on board, they proved to be two of the Bounty's mutineers, and immediately gave intelligence where 14 of their companions were concealed.; a part of the Pandora's crew were instantly dispatched in search of them, and, after some little resistance, they were taken, and brought prisoners on board. Christian, with the other 9 mutineers, had previously sailed in the bounty to some remote island, and every exertion of the Pandora to discover their retreat proved ineffectual. On her return home, the Pandora struck upon a reef of rocks in Endeavours Straits and had her bottom beat in. Her crew were happily saved, and escaped from their perilous situation to an island in the Straits, except 32 men and 3 of the bounty's people, who unfortunately perished by the boats over-setting. Capt. Edwards was now reduced to the necessity of sending one of his officers and some able seamen in a small boat to Timor, which they were 14 days in reaching, and where a vessel was procured agreeably to that gentleman’s orders, to proceed without loss of time to the assistance of the remainder of the crew, who were taken on board and are, in all probability, by this time safely arrived at the Cape of Good Hope.

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