Providence

6010
Nominal Guns10
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired23.4.1791
How acquiredPurchased on the Stocks
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall
Constructor John Perry (1743-1810)
CategorySixth Rate
Ship TypeDiscovery Vessel
Wrecked16.5.1797

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck107' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet32.62 
Length of Keel89' 6"Imperial Feet27.1441 
Breadth29' 2 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold12' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet3.664 
Burthen406 1294Tons BM 

Armament


4.1791Broadside Weight = 23.5 Imperial Pound ( 10.6576 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1797Broadside Weight = 36 Imperial Pound ( 16.326 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck18 British 4-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.4.1791 - 30.9.1793Captain William Bligh (1754-1817): on board from 23.4.1791 ADM 6/24/117BWAS-17143.10.1793 - 20.1.1797Commander William Robert Broughton (1762-1821) ADM 6/24/271BWAS-171420.1.1797 - 16.5.1797Captain William Robert Broughton (1762-1821)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1794 - 16.5.1797Lieutenant Zachariah Mudge (1770-1852)ODNB

Service History


DateEventSource
28.4.1781Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1791Purchased at Blackwall - London BWAS-1714
25.4.1791coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1267.0.0dBWAS-1714
21.6.1791Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3981.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.8.1791Sailed for the PacificBWAS-1714
4.1793Took the Schooner L'Esperanza (4) in the West Indies
9.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
30.9.1793Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Unknown
10.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1794Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4038.0.0dBWAS-1714
15.2.1795Sailed for Nootka SoundBWAS-1714
1797Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
16.5.1797Wrecked on FormosaBWAS-1714

 

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