Tamar

6559
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.2.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1795BWAS-1793
Named28.8.1795BWAS-1793
Launched26.3.1796BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArtois ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorEdward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1.1810BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck146' 0"Imperial Feet44.5008 
Length of Keel121' 10 ½"Imperial Feet36.8935 
Breadth39' 3"Imperial Feet11.8957 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Forward9' 1"Imperial Feet2.7686 
Draught Aft14' 3"Imperial Feet4.2863 
Burthen998 6694Tons BM 

Armament


26.3.1796Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.3.1793270Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1796 - 1.1797CaptainPaget Bayly (d.1804)BWAS-17931.1797 - 12.1797CaptainThomas Byam Martin (1773-1854)BWAS-179312.1797 - 1801CaptainThomas WesternBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1798 - 1798LieutenantCharles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.9.1800 - 27.8.1804CarpenterGeorge RobinsNAO

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.3.1799 - 24.4.1801Master's MateGeorge CanningNAO

Service History


DateEventSource
26.3.1796Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
21.6.1796Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.2.1797Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
16.6.1799Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
11.8.1799Surrender of Surinam
25.8.1799Tamar vs Républicain
8.1802Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
1.1810Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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