Tartar

6631
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.6.1755BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.7.1755BWAS-1714
Named17.7.1755BWAS-1714
Launched3.4.1756BWAS-1714
First Commissioned23.3.1756BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (d.1776)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked1.4.1797BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck117' 10"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Length of Keel96' 11"Imperial Feet29.265 
Breadth33' 9"Imperial Feet10.1346 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft13' 11"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Burthen587 1994Tons BM 

Armament


3.4.1756Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder

22.9.1756Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

11.11.1756Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

10.8.1779Broadside Weight = 171 Imperial Pound ( 77.5488 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

2.2.1780Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1755160Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1756 - 13.1.1758CaptainJohn Lockhart (1721-1790) ADM 6/18/245ODNB13.1.1758 - 31.8.1762CaptainJohn Knight (c.1712-1788) ADM 6/18/470BWAS-171431.8.1762 - 12.4.1763CaptainThe Hon. Henry St John (1740-1780) ADM 6/19/434BWAS-171424.11.1763 - 5.6.1766CaptainJohn Lindsay (1737-1788) ADM 6/19/551BWAS-171426.5.1768 - 4.10.1770CaptainCharles Herbert (1743-1816) ADM 6/20/203ADM 6/204.10.1770 - 21.3.1771CaptainBonovier Glover (d.1780) ADM 6/20/297BWAS-171421.3.1771 - 16.1.1776CaptainEdward Medows (c.1741-?) ADM 6/20/360BWAS-171416.1.1776 - 29.10.1778CaptainCornthwaite Ommanney (1736-1801) ADM 6/21/150BWAS-171429.10.1778 - 14.7.1779CaptainPeter Rainier (1741-1808) ADM 6/21/464ADM 6/2114.7.1779 - 13.2.1781CaptainAlexander Graeme (1741-1818)BWAS-171413.3.1781 - 12.1.1782CaptainRobert Manners Sutton (d.1794) ADM 6/22/261BWAS-171412.1.1782 - 25.10.1785CaptainWilliam George Fairfax (1739-1813) ADM 6/22/397BWAS-171422.11.1790CaptainRobert Parrey (c.1739-1808) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2428.1.1793 - 20.5.1793CaptainSir Abraham Guyot ADM 6/24/198BWAS-171420.5.1793 - 10.1795CaptainThomas Francis Fremantle (1765-1819) ADM 6/24/240BWAS-171410.1795 - 1.4.1797CaptainCharles Elphinstone Fleeming (1774-1840)BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1758 - 1762MidshipmanJohn Knight (1747-1831)ref:676

Service History


DateEventSource
3.4.1756building at Cuckolds Point - Rotherhithe at a cost of £5131.12.4dBWAS-1714
3.4.1756Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.5.1756Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3427.10.3dBWAS-1714
12.8.1756Took the Privateer Le Cerf (22)
22.9.1756Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
23.10.1756Took the Privateer Le Grand Gideon (26)
18.2.1757Tartar v Montrozier
18.2.1757Took the Privateer Le Montrozier (22)
27.3.1757Tartar v Marie Victoire
27.3.1757Took the Ship Marie Victoire (26)
13.4.1757Took the Sloop Le Duc d'Aiguillon (18) off Dunnose
18.8.1757Took the Privateer La Penelope (18)
29.10.1757Took the Corvette La Comtesse de Grammont (18)
2.11.1757Took the Frigate Le Melampe (36)
2.11.1757Took the Privateer La Melpomène (26)
5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
1760CruisingBWAS-1714
9.1761Royal escortBWAS-1714
1762Took the Privateer Le Cerbère (12)
1762Took the Privateer L'Auguste (10)
12.4.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.5.1763SurveyedBWAS-1714
8.1763Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1763RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1764Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4024.3.9dBWAS-1714
29.3.1764Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
5.6.1766

Paid off

BWAS-1714
11.1769Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
28.12.1769SurveyedBWAS-1714
10.1770RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1770Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7268.19.3dBWAS-1714
18.7.1771Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1775HomeBWAS-1714
2.1776Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1776Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4558.6.1dBWAS-1714
23.11.1778

Paid off

BWAS-1714
5.1779Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1779RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7018.6.8dBWAS-1714
11.11.1779Tartar vs Santa Margarita
2.9.1780Took the Privateer Infanta Carlotta
5.8.1781Battle of Dogger Bank
12.12.17812nd Battle of Ushant
14.4.1782Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
21.7.1782Sailed to America with PigotBWAS-1714
7.8.1782Drove the privateer Count de Grasse (14) ashoreBWAS-1714
25.10.1785Paid offADM 51
8.1790Began great repair at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1714
12.1792Completed great repair at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £12140.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
4.1793Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3935.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
27.5.1793Took the Privateer Le Général Washington (20)
10.1796Began refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
12.1796Completed refitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5800.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.2.1797Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
3.1797Took the Privateer Le Résolu (6) at Puerto Plata
3.1797Took the Privateer La Revanche (6) at Puerto Plata
1.4.1797Bilged and burnt at Puerto PlataBWAS-1714


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
1.1.1775-1.1.1775North American Squadron on the 1st of January 1775Samuel Graves (1713-1787) 
 

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