Prometheus -> 1839 Veteran

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1805BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1805BWAS-1714
Acquired27.3.1807BWAS-1793
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassThais ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
ConstructorRalph ThompsonBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1852BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck109' 6"Imperial Feet33.2401 
Length of Keel91' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet27.759 
Breadth29' 9 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Aft10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen431 4994Tons BM 

Armament


27.3.1807Broadside Weight = 273 Imperial Pound ( 123.8055 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

3.1815Broadside Weight = 135 Imperial Pound ( 61.2225 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck14 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1807121 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1807 - 12.1807CommanderHyde Parker (1784-1854)BWAS-179312.1807 - 7.1809CommanderThomas Forrest (d.1844)BWAS-17937.1809 - 30.8.1809LieutenantHercules Robinson (1789-1864)BWAS-179330.8.1809 - 11.1814CommanderHercules Robinson (1789-1864)BWAS-179311.1814 - 11.1816CommanderWilliam Bateman DashwoodBWAS-179311.1816 - 1816CommanderConstantine Richard Moorsom (1792-1861)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1809LieutenantSir James Stirling (d.1865)W0056.6.1812 - 28.3.1815LieutenantFrancis Anderson CalderNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
7.12.1817 - 1818VolunteerCharles Talbot (1801-1876)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1807Commissioned as a fireship for the Downs stationBWAS-1793
30.3.1807Moved to Portsmouth for completionBWAS-1793
30.3.1807Began Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
22.7.1807Completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
22.7.1807Completed Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1807Began fitting as a sloop at SheernessBWAS-1793
12.1807Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
12.1807Began fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1793
2.1808Completed fitting as a sloopBWAS-1793
2.1808Completed fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1793
3.1808Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Sloop
7.7.1809Her boats, with those of the Implacable, the Bellerophon adn the Melpomene attacked a Russian convoy in Baro Sound (sinking one gunboat, taking 6 and capturing 12 other vessels)BWAS-1793
25.7.1809Her boats, with those of the Princess Carolina, Minotaur and the Cerberus took 3 gunboats and a Brig at FrederickshammBWAS-1793
1811Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Sloop
11.5.1811Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1814Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
8.5.1814Took the Schooner Lizard (2) off Newfoundland?
12.1814Cut down to 16 guns by having her spar deck removedBWAS-1793
12.1814Began rebuilding at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1815Work completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
3.1815Completed rebuilding at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
27.8.1816Present at the Bombardment of AlgiersBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
4.1819Started fitting as a lazarette (completed May 1819)BWAS-1793
4.1819Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1819Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1829In use as a receiving shipBWAS-1793
2.5.1839Renamed Veteran

 

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