Perseverance

5759
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.12.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1780BWAS-1714
Named3.12.1779BWAS-1714
Acquired10.4.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPerseverance Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up21.5.1823BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 0"Imperial Feet41.7576 
Length of Keel113' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet34.4488 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5919 
Depth in Hold13' 5"Imperial Feet4.0047 
Burthen882 1494Tons BM 

Armament


10.4.1781Broadside Weight = 354.5 Imperial Pound ( 160.7661 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779260Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.3.1781 - 13.9.1783CaptainSkeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814) ADM 6/22/268BWAS-17143.10.1787 - 9.10.1788CaptainWilliam Young (1751-1821) ADM 6/23/424BWAS-17149.10.1788 - 25.7.1793CaptainIsaac Smith ADM 6/23/481BWAS-171422.10.1794CaptainPulteney Malcolm (1768-1838) ADM 6/25/99ADM 6/25

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.3.1790 - 1792LieutenantHugh Downman (1765-1858)WWNH1.10.1792 - 7.1793LieutenantRichard Byron (1769-1837)RNB1823

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1790 - 1793MidshipmanJohn Surman Carden (1771-1858)ref:616

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1788 - 1790Captain's ServantJohn Surman Carden (1771-1858)ref:61623.12.1788 - 17881st Class VolunteerFrancis William Austen (1774-1865)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.4.1781building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £11544.15.2dBWAS-1714
11.4.1781Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.6.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £9743.1.11dBWAS-1714
20.7.1781Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
29.7.1781Took the Sixth Rate Ship Le Lively (16)
30.8.1781Took the Privateer General Green
1.4.1782Took the Privateer Raven
29.8.1782Took the Privateer Diana
9.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
12.1787Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1788Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1788Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2096.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.2.1789Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
6.1793Laid up in ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.1793Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1800Receiving ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1.1800Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
1822Paid offBWAS-1714
21.5.1823Sold to Joshua Cristall for £2,530BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
RNB1823Royal Navy BiographyJohn MarshallDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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