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 - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Josiah and Thomas BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.9.1806 - 1.6.1813Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke (1776-1841)BWAS-17931.6.1813 - 7.6.1813Lieutenant Provo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD18497.6.1813 - 1814Commander Humphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841)BWAS-17939.1828 - 1830Captain Benjamin ClementBWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.12.1808 - 1.1.1809Rear-Admiral of the Blue Robert Stopford (1768-1847) Transfered ADM 196/68/191ADM 1967.2.1810 - 20.2.1810Rear-Admiral of the White Robert Stopford (1768-1847) Transfered ADM 196/68/191ADM 196

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1812 - 1.6.1813Lieutenant Provo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD184912.7.1813 - 25.2.1814Lieutenant Richard Henry King (1790-1862)NBD184916.12.1829 - 12.1831Lieutenant Horatio Beauman Young (1806-?)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.7.1806 - 9.5.1807Master Samuel BrokenshaADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1806 - 1807Midshipman Thomas BunnNBD18499.1806 - 8.1.1813Midshipman Richard Henry King (1790-1862)NBD18491813Midshipman Douglas Charles Clavering (1794-1827)E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1804Began building at Frindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
5.5.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.5.1806Completed building at Frindsbury - Kent at a cost of £19484.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.8.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £13564.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.12.1807Occupation of Madeira
27.1.1809Took the Cutter Le Pommereuil (16) BG
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 Frigate Chesapeake (36)
1814In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
7.1815Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1817Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £26328.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1817In Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
5.1826Began very small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1826Completed very small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4969.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1828Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1828RecommissionedBWAS-1793
12.1828Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £14746.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1831fitting as a Receiving Ship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
11.3.1844Renamed Saint LawrenceBWAS-1793
12.11.1859Breaking up completed at ChathamBWAS-1793


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
12.1807-12.1807Hood'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."


 

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