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Seahorse

6557
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1747/48BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down23.2.1747/48BWAS-1714
Named23.8.1748BWAS-1714
Launched13.9.1748BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.11.1748BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Yard - Harwich BWAS-1714
Designed by
Jacob AckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1690
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John BarnardBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1705-1784
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold30.12.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 0"Imperial Feet34.7472 
Length of Keel95' 4"Imperial Feet28.9763 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Burthen519 2494Tons BM 

Armament


11.1748Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1748160 BWAS-1714

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1748 - 31.3.1753Captain
The Hon. Samuel BarringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 6/17/405
BWAS-1714
31.3.1753 - 17.9.1755Captain
Hugh PalliserBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1779
Transfered ADM 6/18/64
BWAS-1714
18.9.1755 - 23.3.1757Captain
George DarbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1788
ADM 6/18/195
BWAS-1714
23.3.1757 - 19.4.1757Captain
Christopher BassetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1761
Transfered ADM 6/18/372
ADM 6/18
2.5.1757 - 18.10.1758Captain
Thomas TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1745-1771
Transfered ADM 6/18/391
BWAS-1714
18.10.1758 - 24.7.1760Captain
James SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1772
ADM 6/18/548
BWAS-1714
17.1.1761 - 21.10.1762Captain
Charles Cathcart GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1764
Transfered ADM 6/19/245
BWAS-1714
21.10.1762 - 23.4.1763Captain
Robert JocelynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1764
ADM 6/19/529
Issued by
Samuel CornishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1770
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 24.8.1763
BWAS-1714
20.6.1765 - 17.2.1767Captain
Charles LeslieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1757-1775
Transfered ADM 6/20/78
ADM 6/20
26.5.1768 - 6.9.1770Captain
Thomas BishopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1778
Transfered ADM 6/20/203
ADM 6/20
21.1.1771 - 23.4.1773Captain
Thomas PasleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1805
ADM 6/20/340
BWAS-1714
23.4.1773 - 26.4.1773Captain
Digby DentBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1788
ADM 6/20/490
BWAS-1714
25.8.1773 - 26.6.1777Captain
George FarmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1758
ADM 6/20/511
BWAS-1714
26.6.1777 - 2.1779Captain
John Alexander PantonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1780
ADM 6/22/155
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 26.7.1780
BWAS-1714
2.1779 - 3.1781Captain
Alexander McCoyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1781
BWAS-1714
3.3.1781 - 1.5.1782Captain
Robert MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1825
Transfered ADM 6/22/407
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 6.2.1782
BWAS-1714
9.10.1782 - 6.2.1783Captain
Christopher HallidayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1783
Transfered ADM 6/23/232
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 21.7.1784
ADM 6/23
6.2.1783 - 3.1784Captain
John DrewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1785
ADM 6/23/201
Issued by
Edward HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1793
, East Indies - Asia
Confirmed 14.4.1784
BWAS-1714
7.1783 - 26.3.1784Captain
Charles HughesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1804
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.7.1755 - 22.8.1755Commodore
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
ref:1190

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1748 - 31.3.1753Lieutenant
William OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1737-1763
ADM 6/17/401
ADM 6/17

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1773 - 1774Midshipman
Thomas HoarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1825
ref:616
28.10.1773 - 4.4.1774Midshipman
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
NAO
31.10.1775 - 14.3.1776Midshipman
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
NAO

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.4.1774 - 30.10.1775Able Seaman
Horatio NelsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1797
NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
13.9.1748building at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £4063.10.0dBWAS-1714
13.9.1748Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
17.2.1748/49Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1264.14.8dBWAS-1714
3.1748/49Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1752In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1.1755Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
3.1755

Arrived in Hampton Roads

ref:1190
26.7.1755

Sailed from Hampton Roads

ref:1190
22.8.1755

Arrived in England

ref:1190
15.5.1756Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
1.8.1757Action off Flushing
14.2.1759Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
24.1.1760SurveyedBWAS-1714
3.1760Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1760Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5765.19.8dBWAS-1714
10.1.1761Seahorse vs Aigrette
4.2.1761Sailed for Inida to observe the transit of VenusBWAS-1714
6.6.1762Manilla operations
24.9.1762Battle of Manilla
23.4.1763

Returned to England and paid off

ADM 51
21.9.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
1.1770SurveyedBWAS-1714
4.1770Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1.1771RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1771Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4851.2.5dBWAS-1714
2.8.1771Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
26.4.1773

Paid off

ADM 51
8.1773Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
10.1773Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3283.9.5dBWAS-1714
19.11.1773Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
19.2.1775Took Hyder Ali's armed ketch off AnjengoBWAS-1714
10.8.1778Second Battle of Pondicherry
25.8.1778Took the Frigate
Le Sartine (26) 1778-1778
French 26 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the East Indies

17.2.1782Battle of Sadras
12.4.1782Battle of Providien
6.7.17822nd Battle of Negapatam
3.9.1782Battle of Trincomalee
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
3.1784Paid offBWAS-1714
30.12.1784Sold for £1,115 to Richerd Buller. Subsequently rebuilt at Rotherhithe as the mercantile RavenscroftBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
10.1754-1755Braddock's Expedition
Augustus KeppelBritish
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1743-1783
 
 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 22nd of December 2019 07:45

REf: Naval Chronology. Isaac Schomeberg


Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 22nd of December 2019 07:43

10/1/1761 Seahorse Captain James Smith on route to India when attacked by Aigrette and forced to return to UK for repairs

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