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Adamant

628
Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.11.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.9.1777BWAS-1714
Launched24.1.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPortland ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1765
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Peter BakerBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1732-1796
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up6.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 3"Imperial Feet44.5025 
Length of Keel120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Breadth40' 9"Imperial Feet12.4206 
Depth in Hold17' 7 ½"Imperial Feet5.1943 
Burthen1,059 6394Tons BM 

Armament


24.1.1780Broadside 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
2.4.1766350Design Complement

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.11.1779 - 25.9.1781Captain
Gideon JohnstoneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1781
: on board from 8.11.1779 ADM 6/22/46
BWAS-1714
25.9.1781 - 8.8.1783Captain
David GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1764-1799
ADM 6/23/105
Issued by
Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1802
, North America
Confirmed 5.8.1783
BWAS-1714
8.8.1783 - 15.9.1786Captain
William Hancock KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1810
ADM 6/23/108
BWAS-1714
10.2.1789 - 1.1792Captain
David KnoxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1792
ADM 6/23/508
BWAS-1714
1.1792 - 4.6.1792Captain
Charles HopeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1767-1792
BWAS-1714
30.4.1793 - 29.3.1794Captain
William BentinckBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
ADM 6/24/233
BWAS-1714
29.3.1794 - 11.1796Captain
Henry d'Esterre DarbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1814
ADM 6/25/25
BWAS-1714
11.1796 - 3.1797Captain
Henry WarreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1810
BWAS-1714
3.1797 - 9.1797Captain
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-9999
BWAS-1714
9.1797Captain
William MitchellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
BWAS-1714
9.1797 - 19.12.1801Captain
William HothamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-9999
BWAS-1714
6.1804 - 10.1805Captain
George BurltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802
BWAS-1714
10.1805 - 10.1807Captain
John StilesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1807
: on board from 4.2.1806
BWAS-1714
10.1807 - 10.10.1808Captain
Macaiah MacbonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1808
BWAS-1714
18.5.1809 - 15.8.1810Captain
John SykesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1810
BWAS-1714
16.8.1810 - 22.9.1813Captain
Mathew BuckleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1846
NBD1849

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1784 - bef.15.9.1786Rear-Admiral of the Blue
Sir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
BWAS-1714
10.2.1789 - 1.1792Rear-Admiral of the Red
Sir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
ADM 6/23/58
BWAS-1714
10.1810 - bef.17.9.1813Rear-Admiral of the Red
William Albany OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1779 - 2.1781Second Lieutenant
Isaac CoffinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/22/46
ref:616
19.7.1790 - 19.10.1790Fourth Lieutenant
Thomas WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1821
Transfered ADM 6/24/71
Issued by
Sir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1739-1805
, Nova Scotia - Canada - Saint Lawrence & Nova Scotia
Confirmed 28.9.1790
ADM 6/24
4.2.1806 - 1806Acting Lieutenant
Robert Milborne JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1814
ADM 1/2516/87
ADM 1
11.5.1809 - 22.9.1810Lieutenant
The Hon. Arthur Richard TurnourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.7.1804 - 14.4.1805Boatswain
Thomas NeedhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
NAO
25.2.1806 - 25.6.1808Master
William WattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1808
ref:905

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.4.1789 - 26.8.1789Surgeon's Mate
William WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Medic
Service 1787-1821
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
24.1.1780building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £16313.13.10dBWAS-1714
13.6.1780Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.8.1780Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11184.8.2dBWAS-1714
13.8.1780Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
16.3.1781Battle of Cape Henry
12.1782Sailed home with a convoyBWAS-1714
6.4.1783Paid offADM 34
5.1783Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
9.1783Completed refitting at a cost of £6681.0.5dBWAS-1714
22.11.1783Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
9.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1787Began great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
5.1789Completed great repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £23533.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1792Paid offBWAS-1714
7.1792fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
12.9.1794Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.10.1797Battle of Camperdown
1798In the ChannelBWAS-1714
10.1798Sailed with a convoy to the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
11.12.1799Destruction of
La Preneuse (40) 1794-1799
French 40 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
near Port Louis, Ile de France
BWAS-1714
17.12.1801Paid offADM 35
5.1803Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1804Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.2.1806

Reports his arrival and encloses a list of defects. The ship has no Lieutenant and no Master and he has appointed Robert Milburn Jackson to act as Lieutenant.

ADM 1
6.5.1806Took the Ship
Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (26) 1806-1806
Spanish 26 Gun
Privateer Ship
in Lat. 30 Deg. 30 Min. S and Long. 15 Deg. 20 Min W.
BG
17.6.1807Took the Privateer
La Bueno Union (1) 1807-1807
Spanish 1 Gun
Privateer
BG
4.1809Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
7.1809Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
8.1810Receiving ship at LeithBWAS-1714
23.9.1813Paid offADM 35
1814In ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
6.1814Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1714


Notes on Ship



ADAMANT,50 (1780 Liverpool. HS 1809)
In November 1779 Lieut. Isaac COFFIN (later an Admiral) was appointed to ADAMANT, which was about to be launched, and in June 1780 he brought her round to Plymouth under jury masts. In the following August she sailed for New York with a convoy.
1785 Flagship of Sir Richard HUGHES, Leeward Is.
1789 Capt. KN0X, flagship of Sir Richard HUGHES, North American station. ADAMANT sailed for Halifax in June 1789. In June 1790 Capt. KN0X was obliged to retire from the service due to bad health and Lieut. William H0PE of the RATTLE sloop was appointed by Sir Richard to act in his place. (Later in the year he acted as captain of PENEL0PE before returning to ADAMANT.) His appointment was not confirmed by the Admiralty and ADAMANT paid off at Plymouth in the summer of 1792.
1793 Capt. W BENTINCK. 1794 Capt. Henry D'Esterre DARBY, 6/94. ADAMANT was employed in escorting the trade to and from the Mediterranean and the West Indies. Capt. DARBY removed to BEL


 

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