Pluto

5842
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.12.1780BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1.1781BWAS-1714
Launched1.2.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandgate BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone Class
ConstructorJoshua StewartBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship
Sold19.7.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 10 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 7"Imperial Feet27.6098 
Breadth29' 9"Imperial Feet8.8646 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen426 4294Tons BM 

Armament


1.2.1782Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

2.1793Broadside Weight = 133 Imperial Pound ( 60.3156 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.8.1781 - 3.1782CommanderGeorge Teer (d.1789) ADM 6/22/330BWAS-17143.1782 - 15.6.1782CommanderThomas Louis (c.1758-1807)BWAS-171415.6.1782 - 4.1783CommanderJames Robert Mosse (d.1801)BWAS-17143.1791 - 9.1791CommanderRobert Faulknor (1763-1795)BWAS-171412.1792 - 7.10.1793CommanderJames Nicoll Morris (1763-1830)BWAS-17147.10.1793 - 1795CommanderRichard RaggettBWAS-17141796 - 3.1798CommanderAmbrose CroftonBWAS-17145.3.1798 - 29.4.1802CommanderHenry Folkes Edgell (1767-1846)BWAS-171429.4.1802 - 1803CommanderRobert Forbes (d.1819)BWAS-17148.1803 - 5.1804CommanderEdward KittoeBWAS-17145.1804 - 2.1809CommanderRichard Janverin (d.1835)BWAS-1714

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1800 - 1.1803MidshipmanEdward Henry A'Court (1783-1855)NBD18491.9.1803 - 1.1805MidshipmanFrancis Anderson CalderNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1795 - 17981st Class VolunteerGeorge Bentham (1787-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1781Began building at Sandgate BWAS-1714
1.2.1782Completed building at Sandgate at a cost of £9365.1.7dBWAS-1714
24.2.1782coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1782Commissioned for the Channel and Western SquadronBWAS-1714
4.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1787Began coppering at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1788Completed coppering at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
7.1790Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1790Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £1398.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1791fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £938.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1792Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1793Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3651.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.5.1793Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
25.7.1793Took the Unrated Brig Le Lutin (6) off Newfoundland
30.7.1798Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1801Surveying in NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1803Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
9.1803Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
2.1809Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
19.7.1817Sold at Portsmouth to Mr Warwick for £950BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 4th of February 2019 06:08

24 Apr 1804 J Nightingale, a seaman of the Pluto was Court Martialled and sentenced to 50 lashes due to his normally good conduct.
Circa 5 May 1804 Capt W H Kittoe, to the Pluto, vice Forbes, in consequence of an old wound from the last war showing unpleasant symptoms.
Circa 19 May 1804 Capt Janverin of the Sea Fencibles at Brading, apptd to the Pluto, vice Capt W H Kittoe.

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