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5942
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.6.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1783BWAS-1714
Launched29.10.1784BWAS-1714
First Commissioned1.1786BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAdventure Class (1782)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1802
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up2.1817BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet42.6784 
Length of Keel115' 3 ½"Imperial Feet35.0647 
Breadth38' 6 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold16' 10 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen910 9194Imperial Feet0.0246 

Armament


29.10.1784Broadside Weight = 318 Imperial Pound ( 144.213 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

3.1798Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1782300Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.1.1786 - 18.4.1786Captain
John StoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1786
ADM 6/23/312
ADM 6/23
18.4.1786 - 8.9.1786Captain
James VashonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1763-1821
Transfered ADM 6/23/328
ADM 6/23
6.10.1786 - 29.11.1788Captain
The Hon. John Whitmore ChetwyndBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1788
ADM 6/23/358
BWAS-1714
10.12.1788 - 9.9.1789Captain
John BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1772-1808
ADM 6/23/5
Issued by
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 30.9.1789
BWAS-1714
22.11.1790Captain
Isaac SchombergBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1803
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
5.1796Lieutenant
Richard AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1788
BWAS-1714
2.1798 - 3.1798Captain
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
BWAS-1714
3.1798 - 6.1798Commander
John StilesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1807
BWAS-1714
6.1798 - 7.1798Captain
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
BWAS-1714
7.1798Commander
Sir Thomas LivingstonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
BWAS-1714
1800 - 28.8.1802Commander
Thomas WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1802
† Discharged Dead
BWAS-1714
4.1803 - 16.6.1803Commander
Thomas WithersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1809
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.1.1786 - 29.11.1788Commodore
Alan GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1755-1808
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
George RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1795
ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Ebenezer FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Edward BassBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1810
ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.4.1784 - 24.3.1786Master
Ninian JeffreysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1796
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1.1786 - 1786Midshipman
Thomas Folliott BaughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1846
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
29.10.1784building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £12813.13.1dBWAS-1714
25.2.1785fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3614.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1786fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4533.0.0dBWAS-1714
7.5.1786Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
9.9.1789

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1798Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Troop Ship
5.1798Attack on OstendBWAS-1714
7.4.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth for Dublin with troops, armed en-flute.

TNC
28.3.1800Embarked elements of the 40th Regiment of Foot at MargateJF1800
1801In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1801Egypt operationsBWAS-1714
1802In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
16.6.1803

Paid off

ADM 51
10.1810Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1810Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on Ostend
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
 
 

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