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Nominal Guns44BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1714
Ship ClassRoebuck Class (1769)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
James Martin HillhouseBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShipBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck140' 2 ½"Imperial Feet42.6847 
Length of Keel115' 5"Imperial Feet35.0605 
Breadth38' 0"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold16' 4 ½"Imperial Feet4.8895 
Burthen886 4694Tons BM 


7.11.1782Broadside Weight = 285 Imperial Pound ( 129.2475 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

8.1794Broadside Weight = 39 Imperial Pound ( 17.6865 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck12 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 3-Pounder

2.1802Broadside Weight = 129 Imperial Pound ( 58.5015 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1769280Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders

9.11.1782 - 1782Captain
Charles Holmes EverittBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1793
ADM 6/22/539
12.1794 - 1803Master
Charles DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1803
13.7.1801 - 12.1801Master
John FryerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1812
5.1803 - 8.1804Commander
Henry WaringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1804
8.1804 - 12.1804Commander
Christopher Carleton SterlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1804
12.1804 - 1805Commander
John LawrenceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1805
1807 - 1813Master
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1817
1813 - 9.1814Master
Thomas StokesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1817
9.1814 - 1817Master
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1817

4 Commissioned Officers

12.11.1782 - 1782First Lieutenant
George TurnbullBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1782
ADM 6/22/539
ADM 6/22
22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
William MansellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1809
ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Patrick TonynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Dunbar DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24

Service History

7.11.1782building at Bristol - England at a cost of £21746.9.3dBWAS-1714
4.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1784Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
8.1794Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Storeship
8.1795Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
10.1795Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
1.1796Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6210.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1796Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
5.1797Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
1798At WoolwichBWAS-1714
10.1798Moved to the Lisbon stationBWAS-1714

Sailed from Portsmouth with a convoy for the Mediterranean

11.1799Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
6.1800Sialed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
10.1800Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
6.1801Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1801Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Floating Battery
7.1801Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £1269.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1802Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1803Recommissioned for the Leewards IslandsBWAS-1714
6.1803Refitted as a 30 gun Unrated Storeship
6.1803Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1805Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
1807In the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.1808Sailed to the CapeBWAS-1714
1809In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1810At WoolwichBWAS-1714
8.1810Began repairs at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1811Completed repairs at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
9.1814At JamaicaBWAS-1714
1817Returned to EnglandBWAS-1714
9.1818Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1819Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
1.1826Convict ship at Bermuda?BWAS-1714
17.7.1826Sold in Jamaica for £500BWAS-1714


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Sept 1804 news reached England that Serapis Captain Stirling had died at Barbadoes.?

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