Penelope

5744
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.9.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1782BWAS-1714
Launched27.10.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned12.1788BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassHermione ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn BartonBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up11.1797BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck129' 4"Imperial Feet39.3227 
Length of Keel107' 6"Imperial Feet32.6354 
Breadth35' 6"Imperial Feet10.6985 
Depth in Hold12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen720 4894Tons BM 

Armament


27.10.1783Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
25.3.1780220Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.12.1788 - 9.1791CaptainJohn Linzee (d.1799) ADM 6/23/492BWAS-17149.1791 - 6.1792CaptainGeorge TrippBWAS-17143.8.1792 - 23.7.1794CaptainBartholomew Samuel Rowley (1763-1811) ADM 6/24/170BWAS-17141795 - 5.1796CaptainGeorge GregoryBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.12.1788 - 20.8.1790Second LieutenantHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840) ADM 6/23/492ref:616

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1792 - 1794MidshipmanCharles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
27.10.1783building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £9786.17.2dBWAS-1714
9.2.1784Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.4.1784Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1788Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1788Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3012.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1788Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
9.2.1789Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2998.0.0dBWAS-1714
13.2.1789Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1792Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1792Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1792Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3356.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.10.1792Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
16.4.1793Took the Brig Le Goéland (10)
29.10.1793Took the Frigate L'Inconstante (32) off San Domingo
25.11.1793Took the Frigate L'Inconstante (32)
4.1.1794Operations against San Domingo
5.1795Operations at San DomingoBWAS-1714
5.1796Paid offBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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