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Pearl -> 1825 Prothee

5714
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.3.1761BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.5.1761BWAS-1714
Named5.11.1761BWAS-1714
Launched27.3.1762BWAS-1714
First Commissioned7.4.1762BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
Ship ClassNiger Class (1757)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Edward AllinBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1750-1767
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold14.1.1832BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck125' 0 ½"Imperial Feet38.1127 
Length of Keel103' 4 ⅜"Imperial Feet31.4039 
Breadth35' 3"Imperial Feet10.6832 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen683 1694Tons BM 

Armament


27.3.1762Broadside 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

17 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.4.1762 - 7.4.1763Captain
Joseph DeaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1779
Transfered ADM 6/19/396
BWAS-1714
9.4.1763 - 10.4.1766Captain
Charles SaxtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1806
ADM 6/19/480
BWAS-1714
10.4.1766 - 2.3.1768Captain
Patrick DrummondBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1776
ADM 6/20/115
BWAS-1714
2.3.1768 - 5.12.1768Captain
John ElphinstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1783
ADM 6/20/197
BWAS-1714
19.1.1769 - 10.12.1770Captain
The Hon. John Leveson GowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
ADM 6/20/224
BWAS-1714
10.12.1770 - 5.11.1771Captain
Basil KeithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1769
ADM 6/20/323
ADM 6/20
5.11.1771 - 13.1.1773Captain
James BremerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1773
ADM 6/20/410
BWAS-1714
8.11.1775 - 2.1.1776Captain
James O'HaraBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1776
ADM 6/21/134
BWAS-1714
2.1.1776 - c.12.1776Captain
Thomas WilkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1747-1776
† Discharged Dead ADM 6/21/147
BWAS-1714
16.2.1777 - 9.1.1779Captain
John LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1791
Transfered ADM 6/22/13
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 6.8.1779
BWAS-1714
9.1.1779 - 13.4.1779Captain
Alexander GraemeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1813
ADM 6/21/559
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 25.5.1779
ADM 6/21
22.5.1779 - 18.7.1782Captain
George MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1810
ADM 6/21/558
BWAS-1714
24.8.1786 - 21.12.1789Captain
The Hon. Seymour FinchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1794
ADM 6/23/352
ADM 6/23
4.2.1790 - 3.12.1792Captain
George William Augustus CourtenayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1785
Transfered ADM 6/24/18
BWAS-1714
13.6.1793 - 12.1795Captain
The Hon. Michael de CourcyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ADM 6/24/245
BWAS-1714
2.1796 - 1802Captain
Samuel James BallardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1814
BWAS-1714
1804 - 1809Lieutenant
Charles WoodgerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1809
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.5.1766 - 3.2.1768Second Lieutenant
James WattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1782
ADM 6/20/120
ADM 6/20

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.7.1793 - 24.6.1794Master
James PaittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1800
ADM 29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
12.5.1806 - 10.18061st Class Volunteer
James Ryder BurtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1824
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
27.3.1762building at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £16573.5.4dBWAS-1714
14.5.1762fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
22.5.1764Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
5.12.1768

Paid off

BWAS-1714
24.4.1770Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.5.1771Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1772Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
13.1.1773

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1773Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5137.16.2dBWAS-1714
11.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1776Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3870.19.9dBWAS-1714
8.4.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
20.12.1776Took the Brigantine
Lexington (14) 1776-1777
American 14 Gun
Unrated Brigantine

7.7.1777Took the Schooner
Mosquito (4) 1775-1777
American 4 Gun
Unrated Schooner

1778at St LuciaBWAS-1714
22.7.1778Encounter at Sandy Hook
11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
13.4.1779

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1779Began coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
7.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5716.1.9dBWAS-1714
14.9.1779Took the Frigate
Santa Monica (26) 1777-1779
Spanish 26 Gun
6th Rate Frigate

8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
22.3.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
30.9.1780Took the Frigate
L'Espérance (32) 1779-1780
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
BG
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
16.3.1781Took the Privateer
Senegal (8) 1781-1781
American 8 Gun
Privateer

10.7.1781Took the Privateer
Le Singe 1781-1781
French Privateer

18.7.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1783Began large repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
6.1784Completed large repair at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £15464.14.7dBWAS-1714
7.1784fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1786Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.1786Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
22.3.1787Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
21.12.1789

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.5.1790Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
8.9.1792

Paid off

BWAS-1714
29.10.1795

Paid off

BWAS-1714
13.4.1797Took the Privateer
L'Incroyable (24) 1796-1797
French 24 Gun
Privateer
BG
3.1798

Sailed for West Africa and then to the Leeward Islands

BWAS-1714
14.10.1798Took the Sloop
Le Scoevola (10) 1798-1798
French 10 Gun
Privateer Sloop
off Antigua
BG
12.1798Took the Brig
L'Indépendance (12) 1798-1798
French 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
in the Leeward Islands
TNC
22.10.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
9.2.1800Destroyed a 14-gun Genoese PolaccaBWAS-1714
1.7.1801Took a small privateer in the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.8.1801Took the Frigate
Le Carrère (44) 1797-1801
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Elba

4.1803Refitted as a Unrated Slop Ship
4.1803Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.3.1810Paid offADM 51
1812In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
4.1814Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
4.1814Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
5.1814Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
19.3.1825Renamed ProtheeBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 19th of April 2020 06:35

27 Jun 1803 Lieut Woodyear is apptd to the Pearl slop ship at Portsmouth, vice Bayley.

2 Aug 1803 a court martial was held on board the Gladiator, at Portsmouth, on Evan Griffiths, a marine, belonging to the Pearl, for disobedience of orders, when the charge was proved and he was sentenced to received 50 lashes.

4 Nov 1803 a court martial was held on Mr B Murray, boatswain of the Pearl, for improper conduct, and the charge being proved he was sentenced to be reduced as an officer to serve as a seaman on board such ship as the Commander in Chief shall direct.

Circa 8 Dec 1804 Mr Weymouth, of Portsea, apptd surgeon of the Pearl.

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