Pomona -> 1794 Amphitrite

5863
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.3.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.5.1777BWAS-1714
Launched22.9.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEnterprise ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorThomas RaymondBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up8.1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck120' 6"Imperial Feet36.5836 
Length of Keel99' 6"Imperial Feet30.1921 
Breadth33' 6"Imperial Feet10.1092 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen593 8994Tons BM 

Armament


22.9.1778Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1.1771200Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.9.1778 - 11.6.1779CaptainWilliam Waldegrave (1753-1825) ADM 6/21/453BWAS-171411.6.1779 - 13.8.1782CaptainCharles Edmund Nugent (1759-1844) ADM 6/23/5
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 9.1.1783
BWAS-1714
1.12.1787 - 13.5.1788CaptainGeorge Lumsdaine ADM 6/23/439ADM 6/2313.5.1788 - 12.5.1789CaptainWilliam Domett (1754-1828) ADM 6/23/460BWAS-171413.5.1789 - 21.10.1791CaptainHenry Savage (d.1823) ADM 6/23/525BWAS-17148.4.1793 - 29.3.1794CaptainHenry d'Esterre Darby ADM 6/24/227BWAS-171429.3.1794 - 1795CaptainAugustus Fitzroy (d.1801) ADM 6/25/23BWAS-17141796 - 1797CaptainThe Hon. Charles Herbert (1774-1808)BWAS-17148.1797 - 3.1801CaptainCharles EkinsBWAS-17143.1801 - 6.1801LieutenantCharles Marshall Gregory (d.1808)BWAS-17146.1801 - 10.1801LieutenantJ HarreyBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
22.9.1778building at Southampton - Hampshire at a cost of £6445.0.0dBWAS-1714
25.9.1778Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
17.12.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
17.12.1778Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5618.18.4dBWAS-1714
27.1.1779Took the Privateer Sloop Cumberland (20)
27.3.1779Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
15.9.1779Capture of Omoa
20.3.17801st Action off Monti Christi
13.8.1782

Returned home and paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1783Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1784Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7816.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
21.10.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1793Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £1309.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4481.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.7.1794Renamed AmphitriteBWAS-1714
6.1797Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1797Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7019.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.1797Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.2.1798Took the Privateer La Batterie République (4) off St Lucia
3.4.1798Took the Privateer La Violetta (6) off Barbados
12.1798Took the Privateer Schooner La Guadaloupienne (10)
12.1798Took the Privateer Sloop Le Bourdelais (6) in the Leeward IslandsTNC
26.6.1799Took the Privateer Le Duquesne (16) off Antigua
11.8.1799Surrender of Surinam
6.1801Voyage homeBWAS-1714
15.11.1801Paid offADM 51
2.1802Laid up at Portsmouth (Winfield gives 1801-02, which is before she left the West Indies)BWAS-1714
8.1811Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
ADM 51ADM 51 1669-1853 Admiralty: Captains' Logs Archive
 

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