Proselyte

5986
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased6.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardNorth Shields - Northumberland - River Tyne BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked5.12.1808BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck107' 6"Imperial Feet32.6354 
Length of Keel87' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet26.524 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Burthen403 9294Tons BM 

Armament


9.1804Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1804155 BWAS-1793
2.180870 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1804 - 1.1805CaptainGeorge Nicholas Hardinge (1781-1808)BWAS-17931.1805 - 2.1805CaptainGeorge Sayer (d.1846)BWAS-17932.1805 - 11.1805CaptainJohn Charles WoolcombeBWAS-17932.1808 - 5.12.1808CommanderHenry James LyfordBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1804Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
25.8.1804Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
25.8.1804Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
31.10.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
9.1.1805Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
11.1805Laid up in Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
12.1806Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1808Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
4.1808Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.12.1808Caught in the ice and wrecked on Anholt ReefBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by AvM on Friday 21st of July 2017 22:58

BT111/02
London register
#208 2 Jun 1804 403 67/94bm
Ramilies (one "l") master William Sharp


Posted by AvM on Friday 21st of July 2017 22:46

Papers Respecting The Navy, Presented In Pursuance Of Addresses of the House of Lords to His Majesty.
Navy Office, 18th March 1805

HMS Proselyte was purchased form Thomas Harry
'Ramilles' was 1 year old and has 404bm
was purchased for £6,800
moreover £6,031 were spent to fitting the ship at King'S Yard.

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