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Terpsichore

6773
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.7.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1782BWAS-1714
Launched17.12.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.1793BWAS-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 Up11.1830BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 0"Imperial Feet38.4048 
Length of Keel103' 11 ⅝"Imperial Feet31.4103 
Breadth35' 1 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen682 494Tons BM 

Armament


17.12.1785Broadside 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

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790Captain
William HargoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1837
ADM 6/24/88
ADM 6/24
26.8.1793 - 9.1794Captain
Sampson EdwardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1794
ADM 6/24/263
BWAS-1714
9.1794 - 24.7.1797Captain
Richard BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
BWAS-1714
26.7.1797 - 1801Captain
William Hall GageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1862
BWAS-1714
1801 - 1803Captain
John MackellarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1825
BWAS-1714
1804 - 4.1805Captain
Walter BathurstBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
BWAS-1714
10.4.1805 - 1806Captain
Henry LambertBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1813
BWAS-1714
1806 - 7.1806Commander
Joseph Bradby BogueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1806
BWAS-1714
7.1806 - 1807Captain
William James LyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1812
BWAS-1714
1807 - 8.1807Lieutenant
Augustus Leveson Rogers CollinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1807
BWAS-1714
8.1807 - 28.12.1807Lieutenant
William WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1811
BWAS-1714
1808 - 1809Captain
William Augustus MontaguBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1822
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
Odairne Morgan LaneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
William NowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/90
ADM 6/24
1797 - 24.7.1797Lieutenant
George ThorpBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
TRN4

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1797 - 1.1800Midshipman
William Love PatersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1847
Transfered
NBD1849
1799Midshipman
Joseph BazalgetteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NBD1849
1803 - 8.1807Midshipman
John George AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.10.1796 - 1797Volunteer
William Love PatersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1847
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.12.1785building at Mistleythorne - Essex at a cost of £8295.18.3dBWAS-1714
31.1.1786Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
11.1786Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4025.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1793Began repairs at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1714
8.1793Completed repairs at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £2979.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1793Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
8.10.1793Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5833.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.12.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.8.1794Took the Privateer
La Montague 1794-1794
French Privateer

1795In the North SeaBWAS-1714
22.2.1796Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.10.1796Terpsichore vs Mahonesa
13.10.1796Took the Frigate
Mahonesa (34) 1789-1796
Spanish 34 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Cap de Gata, near Malaga

13.12.1796Terpsichore vs Vestale
14.2.17972nd Battle of Cape St Vincent
1.3.1797Terpsichore vs Santissima Trinidad
24.7.1797Battle of Santa Cruz de Tenerife
1798Blockade of MaltaBWAS-1714
23.6.1799Took the Unrated
San Antonio (14) 1799-1799
Spanish 14 Gun
Unrated

21.6.1801Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
27.8.1804Took the Privateer
Le Zéphyr 1804-1804
French Privateer

10.7.1807Took the Brig-Corvette
Le Jaseur (12) 1806-1807
French 12 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette

15.3.1808Terpsichore vs Sémillante
1809Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1714
12.1810Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1.1811Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
1812In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
1814In ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
1816In ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1714
11.1830Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1714

 

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