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Hannibal

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.6.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down7.1776BWAS-1714
Named27.8.1776BWAS-1714
Launched26.12.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPortland Class (1766)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Henry AdamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1713-1805
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Captured21.1.1782BWAS-1714
Becomes
French Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Le Petit Hannibal' (1782) (50) 1782-1792
French 50 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 3 ½"Imperial Feet44.5135 
Length of Keel119' 9 ⅞"Imperial Feet36.2934 
Breadth40' 8"Imperial Feet12.3952 
Depth in Hold17' 6"Imperial Feet5.2034 
Burthen1,054 494Tons BM 

Armament


12.1779Broadside 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
12.1779350EstablishmentBWAS-1714

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
25.12.1779 - 28.3.1781Captain
Benjamin CaldwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1805
Transfered ADM 6/22/70
BWAS-1714
28.3.1781 - 18.5.1781Captain
Anthony ParreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1783
ADM 6/22/268
ADM 6/22
18.5.1781 - 24.9.1781Captain
William GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1781
ADM 6/22/288
BWAS-1714
24.9.1781 - 21.1.1782Captain
Alexander ChristieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1801
ADM 6/22/435
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.3.1781 - 21.1.1782Third Lieutenant
Richard Runwa BowyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1798
ADM 6/22/265
ADM 6/22

Service History


DateEventSource
26.12.1779CommissionedB066
22.2.1780Completed at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £25889.18.7dBWAS-1714
22.3.1780Sailed as convoy for the East IndiesB066
23.3.1781Sailed as convoy for the East IndiesB066
26.10.1781Took the Ship
Le Necker (18) 1779-1781
French 18 Gun
Privateer Ship

21.1.1782Taken by Le Heros (74) and L'Artesien (62) off SumatraB066
21.1.1782Action of 1782-01-21
21.1.1782Taken by
L'Artesien (64) 1765-1786
French 64 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line

21.1.1782Taken by
Le Héros (74) 1778-1793
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line


 

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