Terpsichore

6773
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.7.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1782BWAS-1714
Launched17.12.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned8.1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardMistley - Essex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames BettsBWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790CaptainWilliam Hargood (1762-1839) ADM 6/24/88ADM 6/2426.8.1793 - 9.1794CaptainSampson Edwards (1745-1840) ADM 6/24/263BWAS-17149.1794 - 24.7.1797CaptainRichard Bowen (1761-1797)BWAS-171426.7.1797 - 1801CaptainWilliam Hall Gage (1777-1864)BWAS-17141801 - 1803CaptainJohn MackellarBWAS-17141804 - 4.1805CaptainWalter Bathurst (1764-1827)BWAS-171410.4.1805 - 1806CaptainHenry Lambert (d.1813)BWAS-17141806 - 7.1806CommanderJoseph Bradby Bogue (d.1806)BWAS-17147.1806 - 1807CaptainWilliam James LyeBWAS-17141807 - 8.1807LieutenantAugustus Leveson Rogers Collins (1782-1808)BWAS-17148.1807 - 28.12.1807LieutenantWilliam WellsBWAS-17141808 - 1809CaptainWilliam Augustus MontaguBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1797 - 24.7.1797LieutenantGeorge Thorp (1777-1797)TRN4

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1799MidshipmanJoseph Bazalgette (1783-1849)NBD18491803 - 8.1807MidshipmanJohn George Aplin (1790-1861)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
1795In the North SeaBWAS-1714
22.2.1796Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.10.1796Terpsichore vs Mahonesa
13.10.1796Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Mahonesa (34) 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)
21.6.1801Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1714
27.8.1804Took the Privateer Le Zéphyr
10.7.1807Took the Unrated Brig-Corvette Le Jaseur (12)
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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