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Tartar

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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
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategorySixth 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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.3.1756 - 13.1.1758Captain
John LockhartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1735-1787
Transfered ADM 6/18/245
ODNB
13.1.1758 - 31.8.1762Captain
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1727-1766
Transfered ADM 6/18/470
BWAS-1714
31.8.1762 - 12.4.1763Captain
The Hon. Henry St JohnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1778
ADM 6/19/434
BWAS-1714
24.11.1763 - 5.6.1766Captain
John LindsayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1749-1787
ADM 6/19/551
BWAS-1714
26.5.1768 - 4.10.1770Captain
Charles HerbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1770
ADM 6/20/203
ADM 6/20
4.10.1770 - 21.3.1771Captain
Bonovier GloverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1763
ADM 6/20/297
BWAS-1714
21.3.1771 - 16.1.1776Captain
Edward MedowsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1756-1793
ADM 6/20/360
BWAS-1714
16.1.1776 - 29.10.1778Captain
Cornthwaite OmmanneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1751-1794
ADM 6/21/150
BWAS-1714
29.10.1778 - 14.7.1779Captain
Peter RainierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1768-1805
ADM 6/21/464
ADM 6/21
14.7.1779 - 13.2.1781Captain
Alexander GraemeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1813
Transfered
BWAS-1714
13.3.1781 - 12.1.1782Captain
Robert Manners SuttonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1795
Transfered ADM 6/22/261
BWAS-1714
12.1.1782 - 25.10.1785Captain
William George FairfaxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1750-1813
ADM 6/22/397
BWAS-1714
22.11.1790Captain
Robert ParreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1790
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
28.1.1793 - 20.5.1793Captain
Sir Abraham GuyotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1808
Transfered ADM 6/24/198
BWAS-1714
20.5.1793 - 10.1795Captain
Thomas Francis FremantleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1819
ADM 6/24/240
BWAS-1714
10.1795 - 1.4.1797Captain
Charles Elphinstone FleemingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1837
BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1793 - 21.11.1794Boatswain
James GregsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1793-1822
ADM 29/8

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1758 - 1762Midshipman
John KnightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1810
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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) 1756-1756
French 22 Gun
Privateer

22.9.1756Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
23.10.1756Took the Privateer
Le Grand Gédeon (26) 1756-1756
French 26 Gun
Privateer

18.2.1757Tartar v Montrozier
18.2.1757Took the Privateer
Le Montrozier (22) 1757-1757
French 22 Gun
Privateer

27.3.1757Tartar v Marie Victoire
27.3.1757Took the Ship
La Marie Victoire (26) 1756-1757
French 26 Gun
Privateer Ship

13.4.1757Took the Sloop
Le Duc d'Aiguillon (18) 1756-1757
French 18 Gun
Privateer Sloop
off Dunnose

18.8.1757Took the Privateer
La Penelope (18) 1757-1757
French 18 Gun
Privateer

29.10.1757Took the Corvette
La Comtesse de Grammont (18) 1757-1757
French 18 Gun
Privateer Corvette

2.11.1757Took the Frigate
Le Melampe (36) 1757-1757
French 36 Gun
5th Rate Frigate

2.11.1757Took the Privateer
La Melpomène (26) 1757-1757
French 26 Gun
Privateer

5.6.1758Raid on Saint-Malo
1760CruisingBWAS-1714
9.1761Royal escortBWAS-1714
7.3.1762Took the Privateer
Le Cerbère (12) 1762-1762
French 12 Gun
Privateer
BG
10.3.1762Took the Privateer
L'Auguste (10) 1762-1762
French 10 Gun
Privateer
BG
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 1780-1780
Spanish Privateer

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
6.8.1782Took the Schooner
Count de Grasse (14) 1781-1782
American 14 Gun
Privateer Schooner
in ballast and drove on shore to the Westward of the Havannah than burnt by her Crew.
BG
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) 1793-1793
French 20 Gun
Privateer

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) 1797-1797
French 6 Gun
Privateer
at Puerto Plata

3.1797Took the Privateer
La Revanche (6) 1797-1797
French 6 Gun
Privateer
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 1775
Samuel GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1783
 
 

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