Siren

6703
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.9.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down21.1.1778BWAS-1714
Launched29.7.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardNewcastle upon Tyne - Northumberland - River Tyne BWAS-1714
Ship ClassPorcupine ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by John Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
Constructor James BakerBWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked26.1.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck114' 0"Imperial Feet34.7472 
Length of Keel94' 3"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Breadth32' 0"Imperial Feet9.7536 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen513 3494Tons BM 

Armament


29.7.1779Broadside Weight = 105 Imperial Pound ( 47.6175 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1776160Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.5.1779 - 23.11.1780Captain Edmund Dodd (1734-1815) ADM 6/21/557BWAS-171423.11.1780 - 26.1.1781Captain Isaac Vaillant (c.1741-bef.1804) ADM 6/22/201BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
21.1.1778Began building at Newcastle upon Tyne - Northumberland - River Tyne BWAS-1714
29.7.1779Completed building at Newcastle upon Tyne - Northumberland - River Tyne at a cost of £5458.7.2dBWAS-1714
29.7.1779Began fitting at Newcastle upon Tyne - Northumberland - River Tyne BWAS-1714
11.1779Completed fitting at Newcastle upon Tyne - Northumberland - River Tyne at a cost of £3467.5.3dBWAS-1714
28.12.1779Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
4.3.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £2490.3.8dBWAS-1714
23.1.1781Wrecked in Crookmere Haven, DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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