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Port Mahon

5885
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured15.11.1798BWAS-1793
First Commissioned10.1799BWAS-1793
ShipyardPort Mahon - Mahón BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold8.1837BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck91' 5 ½"Imperial Feet27.7495 
Length of Keel82' 1"Imperial Feet25.0063 
Breadth25' 2"Imperial Feet7.6302 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen276 5094Tons BM 

Armament


10.1799Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1799121 BWAS-1793

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1799 - 1.1.1800Lieutenant
William BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
BWAS-1793
1.1.1800 - 1802Commander
William BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
BWAS-1793
8.1802 - 1803Commander
Walter GrossettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-9999
BWAS-1793
1803 - 7.1803Commander
Martin NevilleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1803
BWAS-1793
6.2.1804 - 6.1804Commander
Francis M'DonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1804
BWAS-1793
6.1804 - 1805Commander
Thomas GarthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1814
BWAS-1793
1805 - 1809Commander
Samuel ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1818
BWAS-1793
6.1809 - 3.1810Commander
John LawsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1793
3.1810 - 22.10.1810Commander
Villiers Francis HattonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1812
BWAS-1793
22.10.1810 - 2.1812Commander
Thomas EverardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1814
BWAS-1793
2.1812 - 1815Commander
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
BWAS-1793
5.1815 - 1817Lieutenant
Charles CarterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1817
BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1799 - 15.11.1800Acting Lieutenant
James BrockmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
NBD1849
15.11.1800 - 21.8.1802Lieutenant
James BrockmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
NBD1849
10.8.1811 - 2.2.1813LieutenantNBD184923.7.1814 - 10.6.1815Lieutenant
George BarkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1826
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
31.10.1799 - 30.11.1802Gunner
John HeadleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1802
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1802 - 1803Midshipman
Nicholas AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1815
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18011st Class Volunteer
John LambBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
15.11.1798Taken while still on the stocks at Port Mahon, MinorcaBWAS-1793
3.6.1800Took the Tartane
L'Albanaise (4) 1790-1800
French 4 Gun
Unrated Tartane

5.1803Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
30.9.1805Took the Schooner
Galgo (14) 1805-1805
Spanish 14 Gun
Unrated Schooner

25.6.1806Took the Privateer
San Josef (7) 1806-1806
Spanish 7 Gun
Privateer
by boats at Puerto de Banes
BG
8.2.1808Took the Privateer
Le Furet (16) 1808-1808
French 16 Gun
Privateer
on Home Station

18.11.1808Took the Privateer
Le Général Paris (3) 1808-1808
French 3 Gun
Privateer

1814Sailed to South AmericaBWAS-1793
5.1815Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
29.1.1817Loaned to the Thames PoliceBWAS-1793
1837Returned to the NavyBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 9th of December 2017 09:10

31 Jul 1803 the merchant ship Henrietta, of Guernsey, Capt Poingdestre, departed Honduras, for London, laden with logwood and other stores. She came through the Gulf with the Shark, bound for Jamaica, until the Shark was relieved by the Port Mahon, whose commanding officer, Capt Neville died shortly afterwards.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 9th of December 2017 09:04

28 Dec 1802 a court martial was held on board the Neptune, on 3 seamen from the Port Mahon, J. Roscon, W. Price, and John Moore, for desertion, when Roscon was sentenced to 150 lashes ; Price 100 ; and Moore 50.

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