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Philomel

5782
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1806BWAS-1793
Launched11.9.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class (1797)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
BooleBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold30.4.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3"Imperial Feet23.4805 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Burthen384 3194Tons BM 

Armament


11.9.1806Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1806 - 3.1810Commander
George CrawleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1810
BWAS-1793
3.1810 - 4.1810Commander
George DavisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1810
BWAS-1793
4.1810 - 17.5.1810Commander
Spelman SwaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
BWAS-1793
17.5.1810 - 2.1811Commander
Gardiner Henry GuionBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1825
BWAS-1793
12.2.1811 - 9.1811Commander
Sir Augustus William James CliffordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1860
BWAS-1793
26.9.1811 - 1.7.1814Commander
Charles ShawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1814
BWAS-1793
1.7.1814 - 11.1814Commander
William Henry NaresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1814
BWAS-1793
11.1814 - 11.1816Commander
James Hanway PlumridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1863
BWAS-1793
11.1816 - 1817Commander
Lewis CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1817
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
2.10.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.2.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.5.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
31.10.1809Action in Rosas Bay
31.8.1810Action off Porqueroiles
10.8.1812Action at Benidorm
30.4.1817Sold at Chatham to Mr. Manlove for £800BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Makis on Thursday 3rd of January 2019 01:01

Then Mr. Hoyes-Cock, you should have a look at the Master's Log in the National Archives (ADM 52/4562), as it must have been compiled by your great, great, grandfather.
Happy New Year!


Posted by Nigel Hoyes-Cock on Monday 31st of December 2018 13:28

My great,great, grandfather, Henry Cock was Master of the Philomel from 1806 to 1810.


Posted by Makis on Tuesday 6th of February 2018 13:05

Captured the privateer L'Etoile de Bonaparte (8 guns, 47 men) at Cephalonia (Ionian Islands) on 13 October 1809.
ADM 51/2686
ADM 52/4562


Posted by Makis on Tuesday 6th of February 2018 13:00

Captured the Island of Ithaca (Ionian Islands) on 8 October 1809.
ADM 51/2686
ADM 52/4562

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