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Penelope

5745
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1797BWAS-1793
Named22.8.1798BWAS-1793
Launched26.9.1798BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPenelope ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
George ParsonsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1729-1812
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked1.5.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel125' 4 ⅛"Imperial Feet38.1032 
Breadth39' 8 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward10' 3"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 3"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,051 2494Tons BM 

Armament


26.9.1798Broadside Weight = 398 Imperial Pound ( 180.493 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797274Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1798 - 3.1799Captain
Charles PagetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1839
BWAS-1793
11.1798 - 5.1802Captain
Henry BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1830
BWAS-1793
17.5.1802 - 28.5.1807Captain
William Robert BroughtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1818
BWAS-1793
28.5.1807 - 9.1810Captain
John DickBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1836
BWAS-1793
11.1813 - 12.1814Commander
Charles SullivanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1844
BWAS-1793
12.1814 - 1.5.1805Commander
James GallowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1814
BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1798 - 1799Acting Lieutenant
William BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
1802 - 4.1802Acting Lieutenant
Robert YuleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
20.1.1804 - 28.5.1805Lieutenant
Robert YuleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
13.3.1815 - 1.5.1815Lieutenant
Charlton Booth BaylyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.10.1798 - 28.2.1799Master's Mate
Parkins PrynnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1807
NAO
11.1798 - 1802Midshipman
Robert YuleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849
8.1799 - 1800Midshipman
William BoroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1843
NBD1849
1800 - 5.1802Midshipman
James BaylyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1856
NBD1849
1802 - 1805Midshipman
Peter BaylyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1815
NBD1849
13.6.1802 - 26.7.1803Midshipman
John Portal WoodinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1805
NAO

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
27.1.1799 - 1799Able Seaman
William Silvester AddingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1830
NBD1849
6.3.1799 - 18001st Class Volunteer
James BaylyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1856
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1.1799Sailed for Madeira with an East Indies convoyBWAS-1793
14.2.1799

Arrived at Portsmouth from Madiera

TNC
5.9.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
31.3.1800Capture of the Guillaume Tell
26.1.1801Took the Unrated
Nuestra Señora del Carmen (16) 1801-1801
Spanish 16 Gun
Unrated

16.5.1804Attack on Ver Huell's squadron
26.8.1806Chase of the Vétéran
13.2.1808Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
9.1810Paid off into Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
8.1813Began fitting as a Troopship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1813Refitted as a Unrated Troop Ship
2.1814Completed fitting as a Troopship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.5.1815Wrecked in the St Lawrence River, 216 drowned or froze to deathBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 13th of October 2019 11:43

Circa 20 Feb 1804 Penelope36 Captain William Robert Broughton a court martial was held at Sheerness, on Capt Broughton of the Penelope, on charges preferred against him by the first lieutenant of the Penelope, Gedges, and acquitted, the charges proving frivolous.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 13th of April 2012 20:53

Captain Henry Blackwood transfered from Brilliant Nov 1798 to Penelope, present at the capture of the Guillaume Tell

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