Shannon -> 1844 Saint Lawrence

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Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.10.1803BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1804BWAS-1793
Launched5.5.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJosiah and Thomas BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up12.11.1859BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 2"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel125' 6 ½"Imperial Feet38.1127 
Breadth39' 11 ⅜"Imperial Feet11.8967 
Depth in Hold12' 11"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen1,062 7994Tons BM 

Armament


5.5.1806Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1794284Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.9.1806 - 1.6.1813CaptainPhilip Bowes Vere Broke (1776-1841)BWAS-17931.6.1813 - 7.6.1813LieutenantProvo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD18497.6.1813 - 1814CommanderHumphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841)BWAS-17939.1828 - 1830CaptainBenjamin ClementBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1812 - 1.6.1813LieutenantProvo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD184912.7.1813 - 25.2.1814LieutenantRichard Henry King (1790-1862)NBD184916.12.1829 - 12.1831LieutenantHoratio Beauman Young (1806-?)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
22.7.1806 - 9.5.1807MasterSamuel BrokenshaADM29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1806 - 1807MidshipmanThomas BunnNBD18499.1806 - 8.1.1813MidshipmanRichard Henry King (1790-1862)NBD18491813MidshipmanDouglas Charles Clavering (1794-1827)EWIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1804Began building at Frindsbury BWAS-1793
5.5.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
5.5.1806Completed building at Frindsbury at a cost of £19484.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.8.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £13564.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.12.1807Occupation of Madeira
27.1.1809Took the Privateer Le Pommereuil (16)
9.8.1811Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
31.10.1812Took the Privateer Thorn (18)
16.5.1813Took the Privateer L'Invincible (16) off Cape Anne
1.6.1813Chesapeake vs Shannon
1.6.1813Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Chesapeake (36)
1814In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
7.1815Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
3.1817Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £26328.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1817In Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
5.1826Began very small repair at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
7.1826Completed very small repair at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £4969.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1828Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.1828RecommissionedBWAS-1793
12.1828Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £14746.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1831fitting as a Receiving Ship at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.3.1844Renamed Saint LawrenceBWAS-1793
12.11.1859Breaking up completed at ChathamBWAS-1793

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1807/121807/12Hood's fleet at MadeiraLord Samuel Hood (1st Viscount Hood of Whitley) (1724-1816)

Notes on Ship



Memorial at St. Paul's Church, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Sacred to the memory of Mr. John Samwell Midshipman of HMS Shannon who died at the Naval Hospital on the 13th June 1815 aged 18 years. Also Mr William Stevens boatswain of the same ship who died there on the 19th June 1815 aged 36 years. Those brave officers clos'd their career in consequence of desperate wounds received in the gallant action between their own ship and the American frigate Chesepak on the 1 of June 1815 which ended in the capture of the enemy ship in 14 minutes."

Memoria at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Sacred to the memory of the brave seaman who died at the Hospital of the wounds they received on board H.M.S. Shannon in the Glorious Action in which she captured the United States Frigate '[USS Chesapeake|Chesapeake]' on the first of June 1813. Owen Callaghan. Peter Lawson. Francis Albert. Francis Dixon. John Anthony."


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
EWIKIWikipediaVariousWeb Site
 

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