Leander

629
Nominal Guns52BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.7.1776BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.3.1777BWAS-1793
Launched1.7.1780BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPortland ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Captured18.8.1798BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench Third Rate ship of the line 'Le Leander' (1798) (64)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel119' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet36.2903 
Breadth40' 8"Imperial Feet12.3952 
Depth in Hold17' 5"Imperial Feet5.1997 
Draught Forward11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Aft15' 11"Imperial Feet4.5771 
Burthen1,052 4694Imperial Feet0.0124 

Armament


7.1780Broadside Weight = 420 Imperial Pound ( 190.47 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.4.1766350Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.6.1780 - 5.1.1783CaptainThomas Shirley (1733-1814): on board from 25.6.1780 ADM 6/22/145BWAS-17145.1.1783 - 16.4.1783CaptainJohn Willett Payne (1752-1803) ADM 6/23/227
Commission confirmed 1.7.1784
BWAS-1714
16.4.1783 - 10.4.1784CaptainJohn Reynolds (d.1793) ADM 6/23/250BWAS-171423.8.1786 - 3.9.1788CaptainSir James Mantle Barclay (7th Baronet of Pierston) (1750-1793) ADM 6/23/352BWAS-171426.9.1788 - 16.3.1790CaptainJoseph Peyton ADM 6/23/478BWAS-171416.3.1790 - 13.9.1790CaptainJoseph Peyton ADM 6/24/20ADM 6/2418.11.1790 - 9.8.1794CaptainThomas Peyton ADM 6/24/87ADM 6/245.1795 - 11.1796CaptainMaurice Delgarno (d.1790)BWAS-171411.1796 - 18.8.1798CaptainThomas Boulden Thompson (1766-1828)BWAS-1714

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1783 - c.10.4.1784Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Richard Hughes (2nd Baronet of East Bergholt) (c.1724-1812)BWAS-17141788 - c.3.9.1788Rear-Admiral of the WhiteHerbert Sawyer (c.1731-1798)BWAS-171428.9.1788 - 1789Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJoseph Peyton (1725-1804)BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 24.7.1797LieutenantWilliam EarnshawTRN4

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.9.1780 - 30.6.1792CarpenterWilliam SpasshattADM29-11.10.1793 - 14.11.1794CarpenterWilliam SpasshattADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1789 - 9.1.1791MidshipmanCharles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
25.11.1788 - 5.6.1789Able SeamanThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)ref:616

1 Marine


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 24.7.1797LieutenantRaby Robinson (d.1797)TRN4

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
4.8.1798 - 18.8.1798CaptainEdward Berry (1768-1831)ref:616

Service History


DateEventSource
1.7.1780Completed at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £26831.1.3d
20.7.1780Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
2.3.1782Capture of the Dutch Fort at MoureeBWAS-1714
6.3.1782Capture of the Dutch Fort at CommendahBWAS-1714
16.3.1782Capture of the Dutch Fort at ApamBWAS-1714
23.3.1782Capture of the Dutch Fort at BarracolBWAS-1714
30.3.1782Capture of the Dutch Fort at AccraBWAS-1714
19.1.1783Action against an unknown Spanish 74 to defend a convoyBWAS-1714
10.4.1784

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1785Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
12.1785Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8466.12.5dBWAS-1714
8.1786RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1786fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4465.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.4.1787Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
9.1788RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.9.1788

Paid off

BWAS-1714
22.12.1788Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1.1797Sailed with a convoy to GibraltarBWAS-1714
24.7.1797Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
1.8.1798Battle of the Nile
18.8.1798Généreux vs Leander


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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