Stag

6706
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.12.1790BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1792BWAS-1793
Launched28.6.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas PollardBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked6.9.1800BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck135' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet41.1544 
Length of Keel113' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet34.4456 
Breadth36' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet10.9919 
Depth in Hold12' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Burthen792 4694Tons BM 

Armament


28.6.1794Broadside Weight = 348 Imperial Pound ( 157.818 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1791257Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1794 - 3.1800CaptainJoseph Sydney Yorke (1768-1831)BWAS-17933.1800 - 6.9.1800CaptainRobert WinthropBWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.4.1793 - 9.2.1795GunnerWilliam RussellADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
21.6.1797 - 6.9.1800MidshipmanAlexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO1800 - 6.9.1800MidshipmanWilliam Henry Shirreff (1785-1847)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
22.9.1796 - 20.6.17971st Class VolunteerAlexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO

Service History


DateEventSource
28.6.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
16.8.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1795On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
22.8.1795Action of 1795-08-22
22.8.1795Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Alliantie (36) in the North Sea
21.2.1797Destroyed the L'Hirondelle (6) off SicilyBWAS-1793
21.2.1797Took the Privateer Brig L'Appocrate (14) off Sicily
30.9.1797Destroyed the Le Cocyte (4) off PlymouthBWAS-1793
7.10.1797Took the Unrated Brig Découverte (10) in the ChannelBWAS-1714
20.11.1798Took the Sixth Rate Corvette L'Hirondelle (20) in the Channel
6.12.1798Took the Privateer Brig La Ressource (10) BG
6.1.1799

Sailed from Plymouth for Spithead

TNC
19.10.1799Took the Privateer Corvette L'Heureuse (22)
8.1800At FerrolBWAS-1793
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
6.9.1800Wrecked in a storm in Vigo BayBWAS-1793
7.9.1800Wreck burntBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Jeff Wolrige on Tuesday 2nd of October 2018 13:47

My great great grandfather's brother Thomas Wolrige served on the "Stag" and then on the "Jason" with Captain Yorke as Midshipman and Master's Mate. Both he and his older brother William had the dubious distinction of being made French prisoners of war while serving on Jasons, although they were different vessels, although both 38 gun frigates. The first incident occurred when Captain Stirling and crew in 1798 hit an uncharted rock and sank the original HM Jason off Brest. The next HM Jason was captured under Yorke in the Med with the crew taken as prisoners. Both Thomas and William became Post Captains in the end while my own great great grandfather Charles fought at Trafalgar and became Commander in the end and eventually an agent for transports afloat.


Posted by Paul Fields on Friday 14th of July 2017 21:37

HMS Stag 1794 and HMS Pallas 1793 were all members of the Pallas class, source Robert Gardner's The Heavy Frigate. Currently the site only includes HMS Unicorn 1794 as the only member of this class.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 16th of January 2017 20:09

6 Sep 1800 Milbrook16, Schooner was reported to have saved a great many of the crew of the Stag32 Captain Robert Winthrop wrecked in a gale in Vigo Bay.

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