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Jupiter

626
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.7.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
Launched13.5.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned29.4.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1802
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked10.12.1808BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 1 ½"Imperial Feet44.5135 
Length of Keel119' 8"Imperial Feet36.2819 
Breadth40' 10"Imperial Feet12.192 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Draught Forward10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Draught Aft16' 3"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen1,061 3094Tons BM 

Armament


4.1778Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1778350EstablishmentBWAS-1714

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
29.4.1778 - 17.7.1778Captain
Charles MiddletonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1806
ADM 6/21/398
ADM 6/21
17.7.1778 - 20.9.1780Captain
Lord Francis ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1787
Transfered ADM 6/21/435
BWAS-1714
20.9.1780 - 28.7.1783Captain
Thomas PasleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
ADM 6/22/173
BWAS-1714
16.8.1786 - 10.2.1787Captain
Thomas HickesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1744-1801
ADM 6/23/350
ADM 6/23
10.2.1787 - 24.6.1790Captain
William ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1852
ADM 6/23/378
ADM 6/23
22.11.1790Captain
Jeremiah BealeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1810
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
7.1794 - 1.1795Captain
Richard FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1795
BWAS-1714
1.1795 - 2.1796Captain
William LechmereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
BWAS-1714
2.1796 - 11.1798Captain
George LosackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1714
11.1798 - 10.7.1801Commodore
George LosackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1814
BWAS-1714
12.2.1807 - 10.12.1808Captain
Henry Edward Reginald BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1795 - 2.1796Commodore
John Willett PayneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1802
BWAS-1714
5.1795 - 16.2.1796Vice-Admiral of the Blue
George VandeputBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758
Transfered
TNC
1801Vice-Admiral of the Red
Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
BWAS-1714

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.5.1778 - 25.7.1778Third Lieutenant
Richard Hussey BickertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1825
ADM 6/21/405
ref:616
25.7.1778 - 20.3.1779First Lieutenant
Richard Hussey BickertonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1825
ADM 6/21/438
ref:616
5.5.1790 - 3.10.1790Third Lieutenant
Richard Henry Alexander BennetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1809
Transfered ADM 6/24/61
Issued by
Sir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1797
, Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 19.8.1790
ADM 6/24
8.12.1794 - 5.4.1795Lieutenant
The Hon. Courtnay BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1831
ref:616
1801Lieutenant
William CressyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1801
ref:997
20.3.1807 - 10.12.1808Lieutenant
Robert YuleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1840
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1801Master
J AikmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801
ref:997
1801Surgeon
Matthew MotherwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1806
ref:997
1801Purser
Thomas GalpineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1806
ref:997

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1786 - 1788Midshipman
Edward Walpole BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1840
NBD1849

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1801Lieutenant of Marines
J W BeaumontBritish
Marine
Service 1801
ref:997

Service History


DateEventSource
13.5.1778building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £15801.2.10dBWAS-1714
13.5.1778Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
26.7.1778Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8511.5.4dBWAS-1714
20.10.1778Action of 1778-10-20
27.3.1779Sailed for the Mediterranean with a convoyBWAS-1714
1.4.1779Took the Corvette
Le Jean Bart (20) 1779-1779
French 20 Gun
Privateer Corvette
BG
9.1779Sailed to the relief of GuernseyBWAS-1714
10.1779In the North SeaBWAS-1714
2.10.1779Took the Cutter
Le Mutin (14) 1778-1779
French 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter
BG
2.10.1779Took the Cutter
Le Pilote (14) 1778-1779
French 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter
in the North Sea
BG
13.3.1781Sailed as escort to an outbound East-India convoyBWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
21.7.1781Attack in Saldanha Bay
11.1781Sailed homeBWAS-1714
8.3.1782Took the Brigantine
Le Boullogne (16) 1781-1782
French 16 Gun
Privateer Brigantine

18.5.1782Sailed to the West Indies carrying Admiral
Hugh PigotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1787
BWAS-1714
6.8.1782Took the Brigantine
Schuylkill (16) 1781-1782
American 16 Gun
Privateer Brigantine

6.8.1782Took the Schooner
Count de Grasse (14) 1781-1782
American 14 Gun
Privateer Schooner
in ballast and drove on shore to the Westward of the Havannah than burnt by her Crew.
BG
28.7.1783

Paid off

BWAS-1714
7.1784Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1784Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £9669.2.7dBWAS-1714
8.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.4.1787Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
24.6.1790

Paid off

ADM 51
2.1792Began large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
7.1794RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1794Completed large repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £32877.0.0dBWAS-1714
11.4.1796Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
17.8.1796Capture of Dutch at Saldanha BayBWAS-1714
25.4.1799Took the East Indiaman
Chance 1798-1799
British Merchant East Indiaman
Île de France
EICS
10.10.1799Jupiter vs Preneuse
10.7.1803

Paid off into ordinary

ADM 51
9.1805Refitted as a Unrated Hospital Ship
9.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1807Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Ship
1.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1807RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
18.4.1807Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
10.12.1808Wrecked in Vigo BayBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1801-1802British Ships on the Cape of Good Hope Station, 1801
Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
 
 

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