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Iris -> 1809 Solebay

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Nominal Guns32B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.10.1781B028
Keel Laid Down1.1782B028
Launched2.5.1783B028
First Commissioned6.1790B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardGrove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAmazon Class (1770)B028
Designed by
John WilliamsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1762-1778
B028
Constructor
Balthazar AdamsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1783-1814
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigateB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up10.1833B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 2 ½"Imperial Feet38.4175 
Length of Keel104' 3 ⅛"Imperial Feet31.7024 
Breadth35' 3 ½"Imperial Feet10.6807 
Depth in Hold12' 2 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen687 9094Tons BM 

Armament


2.5.1783Broadside 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

16 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.12.1787 - 1787Captain
Piercy BrettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1787
ADM 6/23/439
ADM 6/23
15.6.1790 - 11.4.1793Captain
Thomas WellsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1810
Transfered ADM 6/24/40
BWAS-1714
12.1790 - 1791Lieutenant
Thomas SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1791
BWAS-1714
1.1.1793 - 10.4.1794Captain
George LumsdaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1811
Transfered ADM 6/24/188
BWAS-1714
11.4.1794 - 7.1796Captain
William HargoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1837
ADM 6/25/29
BWAS-1714
7.1796 - 12.1797Captain
Thomas SurridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1714
12.1797 - 1801Captain
George BrisacBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1801
BWAS-1714
9.1801 - 12.1801Captain
The Hon. Philip WodehouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1807
BWAS-1714
1802Captain
David AtkinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1784-1790
BWAS-1714
3.1805 - 9.1805Captain
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
BWAS-1714
9.1805 - 5.1806Captain
Thomas LavieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1822
BWAS-1714
5.1806 - 7.1806Captain
John LaugharneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1816
BWAS-1714
7.1806 - 1809Captain
John TowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1714
1810Captain
Granville ProbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1816
BWAS-1714
10.1811 - 1814Captain
Richard CurryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
BWAS-1714
26.5.1814 - 1815Commander
John Gardner Mcbride M'KillopBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1811 - 1814Vice-Admiral of the White
Robert MurrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
BWAS-1714

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1790 - 1790First Lieutenant
John HaigBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1790
ADM 6/24/72
ADM 6/24
28.10.1790 - 1790Second Lieutenant
Thomas OrdeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1796
ADM 6/24/83
ADM 6/24
4.11.1790 - 1790Third Lieutenant
Edward St Quinton HobblethwaiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
1.1.1793 - 10.4.1794Lieutenant
Edward BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1843
WWNH
20.8.1794 - 28.1.1796Lieutenant
John AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
Transfered ADM 196/3/5
ADM 196

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1.1795 - 4.8.1796Midshipman
William Westcott DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
NAO
12.1811 - 12.1.1815Midshipman
James Thomas CookneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
8.10.1794 - 31.12.1794Volunteer
William Westcott DanielBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
NAO
5.3.1805 - 18061st Class Boy
Francis BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1843
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.5.1783building at Grove Street Yard - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards at a cost of £11619.15.2dBWAS-1714
17.5.1783Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
28.8.1783Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
11.1789Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1790Paid offBWAS-1714
9.7.1790Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3287.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.3.1793Took the Privateer
Le Ouistiti (12) 1779-1781
French 12 Gun
Privateer
in the North Sea

26.4.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
13.5.1793Iris vs Citoyenne Française
7.1796Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1714
1.6.1798Took the Lugger
Le Léger (4) 1798-1798
French 4 Gun
Privateer Lugger
off the Scaw
BG
15.9.1799Took the Schooner
Pegasus (6) 1799-1799
Dutch 6 Gun
Privateer Schooner
in the North Sea

10.1803Lent to Trinity HouseBWAS-1714
10.1803fitting at UnknownBWAS-1714
6.1804At WoolwichBWAS-1714
9.1804Began repairs at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
2.1805Completed repairs at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £12875.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1805Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1805Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
21.10.1805Took the Privateer
San Pedro (16) 1805-1805
Spanish 16 Gun
Privateer

24.1.1808Took the Lugger
Le Marsouin (14) 1808-1808
French 14 Gun
Privateer Lugger

18.11.1809Renamed SolebayBWAS-1714
1810In the BalticBWAS-1714
8.1811Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
10.1811Flagship at YarmouthBWAS-1714
10.1811Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
10.1811Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.1814Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1815Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
8.1815Lent to the Marine SocietyBWAS-1714
10.1833Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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