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Penelope

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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 Class (1780)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BartonBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1782-1813
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.12.1788 - 9.1791Captain
John LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1791
ADM 6/23/492
BWAS-1714
9.1791 - 6.1792Captain
George TrippBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1800
BWAS-1714
3.8.1792 - 23.7.1794Captain
Bartholomew Samuel RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1811
Transfered ADM 6/24/170
BWAS-1714
1795 - 5.1796Captain
George GregoryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
BWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.12.1788 - 20.8.1790Second Lieutenant
Henry William BayntunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1837
ADM 6/23/492
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21.7.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Samuel Hood LinzeeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
ADM 6/24/99
Issued by
Sir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
, Nova Scotia - Canada - Saint Lawrence & Nova Scotia
Confirmed 31.12.1790
ADM 6/24

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1792 - 1794Midshipman
Charles Philip Butler BatemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1910
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) 1787-1793
French 10 Gun
Unrated Brig

29.10.1793Took the Frigate
L'Inconstante (32) 1790-1793
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off San Domingo

25.11.1793Took the Frigate
L'Inconstante (32) 1790-1793
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

4.1.1794Operations against San Domingo
5.1795Operations at San DomingoBWAS-1714
5.1796Paid offBWAS-1714

 

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