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 Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPeter Baker (1732-1796)BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.11.1779 - 25.9.1781CaptainGideon Johnstone (1739-1788) ADM 6/22/46BWAS-171425.9.1781 - 8.8.1783CaptainDavid Graves ADM 6/23/105
Issued by Thomas Graves (1725-1802), North America
Commission confirmed 5.8.1783
BWAS-1714
8.8.1783 - 15.9.1786CaptainWilliam Hancock Kelly ADM 6/23/108BWAS-171410.2.1789 - 1.1792CaptainDavid Knox (d.1795) ADM 6/23/508BWAS-17147.1792 - 6.1792CaptainCharles Hope (d.1808)BWAS-171430.4.1793 - 29.3.1794CaptainWilliam Bentinck (1764-1813) ADM 6/24/233BWAS-171429.3.1794 - 11.1796CaptainHenry d'Esterre Darby ADM 6/25/25BWAS-171411.1796 - 3.1797CaptainHenry WarreBWAS-17143.1797 - 9.1797CaptainWilliam Hotham (1772-1848)BWAS-17149.1797CaptainWilliam Mitchell (1746-1816)BWAS-17149.1797 - 1801CaptainWilliam Hotham (1772-1848)BWAS-17146.1804 - 10.1805CaptainGeorge Burlton (d.1815)BWAS-171410.1805 - 10.1807CaptainJohn StilesBWAS-171410.1807 - 1808CaptainMacaiah? MacbonBWAS-17145.1809 - 8.1810CaptainJohn SykesBWAS-171416.8.1810 - 14.9.1813CaptainMathew Buckle (1770-1855)NBD1849

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1784 - 1786Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt) (c.1724-1812)BWAS-171410.2.1789 - 1.1792Rear-Admiral of the RedSir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt) (c.1724-1812)BWAS-171410.1810 - 1813Rear-Admiral of the RedWilliam Albany OtwayBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1779 - 2.1781Second LieutenantIsaac Coffin (1759-1839) ADM 6/22/46ref:61611.5.1809 - 22.9.1810LieutenantThe Hon. Arthur Richard Turnour (1787-1853)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.7.1804 - 14.4.1805BoatswainThomas NeedhamNAO25.2.1806 - 25.6.1808MasterWilliam Wattref:905

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
4.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1783Began refitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
6.1783RecommissionedBWAS-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
2.1789RecommissionedBWAS-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
4.1793RecommissionedBWAS-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) near Port Louis, Ile de FranceBWAS-1714
5.1803Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.1804RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1804Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
6.5.1806Took the Privateer Ship Nuestra Señora de los Dolores (26)
17.6.1807Took the Privateer La Bueno Union (1)
4.1809Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
5.1809RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1809Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
8.1810Receiving ship at LeithBWAS-1714
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:905Colborn's United Services Magazine and Naval and Military Journal (May 1843-Dec. 1882) Periodical
 

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