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Syren

6704
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.3.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1781BWAS-1714
Launched24.9.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMistley - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class (1770)BWAS-1714
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
BWAS-1714
Constructor
James BettsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up9.1822BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel103' 10"Imperial Feet31.3944 
Breadth35' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet10.6871 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen679 894Tons BM 

Armament


24.9.1782Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.9.1782 - 6.1783Captain
William CarlyonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1763-1800
ADM 6/22/520
BWAS-1714
21.7.1790 - 17.9.1791Captain
John ManleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1765-1813
ADM 6/24/52
BWAS-1714
8.7.1794 - 8.1796Captain
Graham MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1824
ADM 6/25/58
BWAS-1714
8.1796 - 1801Captain
Thomas Le Marchant GosselinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1841
BWAS-1714
1801 - 1802Captain
Joshua Sydney HortonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1830
BWAS-1714
28.4.1802 - 10.1802Captain
John Wentworth LoringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1837
BWAS-1714
11.1812 - 1813Captain
Edward WoolcombeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1814
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.1.1791 - 1791First Lieutenant
John LucasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1800
ADM 6/24/104
ADM 6/24
24.1.1791 - 21.3.1793Second Lieutenant
John WesternBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1793
† ADM 6/24/104
ADM 6/24
23.6.1802 - 1802Acting Lieutenant
Richard Israel AlleynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1835
NBD1849

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.6.1779 - 10.2.1781Boatswain
David OgilvieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1802
Transfered ADM 196/1/23
ADM 29-1
8.10.1782 - 9.1783Master
John FryerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1812
1.2.1793 - 30.8.1794Master
Robert BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1799
ADM 29-1

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1791 - 8.1794Midshipman
Frederick Whitworth William AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1854
E-WIKI
1.8.1801 - 30.4.1802Quarter Gunner
George CoulbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1834
PMD
1.5.1802 - 13.10.1802Quartermaster's Mate
George CoulbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1834
PMD

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1.3.1783 - 9.4.1783Able Seaman
Henry William BayntunBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1837
ref:616
24.11.1790 - 9.17911st Class Volunteer
Frederick Whitworth William AylmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1854
NBD1849
22.8.1797 - 28.1.1798Able Seaman
George CoulbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1834
PMD
12.2.1798 - 19.2.1800Able Seaman
George CoulbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1834
PMD
3.4.1800 - 31.7.1801Able Seaman
George CoulbertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1834
PMD

Service History


DateEventSource
23.10.1782Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
16.12.1782Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6937.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1783fitting at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £234.9.10dBWAS-1714
12.1789Began middling repair at Plymouth - Devon BWAS-1714
7.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1790Completed middling repair at Plymouth - Devon at a cost of £7038.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid off and then recommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1791Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
10.1791Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2161.0.0dBWAS-1714
13.6.1793Took the Corvette
Le Robert (16) 1793-1793
French 16 Gun
Privateer Corvette

9.5.1795Action in Carteret Bay
2.2.1797Took the Cutter
Le Sans Peur 1797-1797
French Privateer Cutter
off Cherbourg

11.1797Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1798Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9170.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1798Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
11.8.1799Surrender of Surinam
10.1799Occupation of SurinamBWAS-1714
12.1800Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
10.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
6.1805Refitted as a Unrated Lazarette
11.1805fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1806Lazarette at MilfordBWAS-1714
11.1812Sailed to North America but later returned to MilfordBWAS-1714
9.1822Broken up at PembrokeBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Mark Bosman on Friday 25th of June 2021 03:18

According to Thomas Hoskins Naval Record (ADM 196/1/155) - he was the master of the Syren from 12 Dec 1797 to 6 Nov 1800


Posted by Robert Boon on Thursday 23rd of February 2017 13:35

The following individual received a clasp to the GSM for a successful attack by the boats of the Syren on the French trenches before Williamstadt on 15 March 1793:

Aylmer, Hon. Frederick Volunteer

ADM 171/8

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