Spartan

6804
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.8.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1805BWAS-1793
Launched16.8.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRochester - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLively ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorCharles RossBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1822BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 2"Imperial Feet46.9401 
Length of Keel129' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet39.3256 
Breadth39' 8"Imperial Feet11.9098 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen1,084Tons BM 

Armament


16.8.1806Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1799284Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1806 - 2.1807CaptainGeorge Astle (d.1830)BWAS-17932.1807 - 1.1809CaptainJahleel Brenton (1770-1844)BWAS-17931.1809CaptainRichard ThomasBWAS-17931.1809 - 9.1810CaptainJahleel Brenton (1770-1844)BWAS-17939.1810 - 1813CaptainEdward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)BWAS-179312.1814 - 1817CaptainPhipps Hornby (1785-1867)BWAS-17931.1818 - 1.1821CaptainWilliam Furlong WiseBWAS-1793

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1807 - 9.1807LieutenantWoodford John Williams (d.1807)TRN511.6.1809 - 6.11.1813LieutenantHenry BourneNBD18491810LieutenantWilliam Augustus BaumgardtTRN51810LieutenantHenry BourneBWAS-17931810First LieutenantGeorge Wickins Willes (1785-1846)TRN520.3.1812 - 2.5.1815LieutenantGeorge Argles (d.1846)NBD18491.5.1818 - 31.1.1821LieutenantWilliam ShepheardRNB1823

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
30.9.1806 - 12.1810MidshipmanRichard James Morrison (1795-1874)NBD18491807 - 12.1810MidshipmanCharles BasdenNBD184910.1815 - 1816MidshipmanThomas Carey (1797-?)NBD184910.1815 - 7.1816MidshipmanGeorge Bohun Martin (d.1854)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
16.8.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.10.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1807In the Channel IslandsBWAS-1793
3.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
5.1807Escape of the Spartan
14.5.1807Becalmed off Nice whilst chasing a small vessel which seemed to be unarmed. Her boats were lowered to row to the enemy and board, but were received with a deadly fire of great guns and small arms which killed or wounded 63 out of the 70 of the party. Among the killed or mortally wounded were Lieutenants Weir, and Woodford Williams. The survivors retreated as best they could.TRN5
23.4.1809Bombardment of Pesaro
2.5.1809In company with Mercury (28) , landed men at Cesenatico, seized the town and captured twelve coasters without lossTRN5
9.1809Cerigo fell to the Spartan and Major Charles William Clarke, of the 35th regimentTRN5
25.4.1810Action at the castle of Terracina
3.5.1810Action of 1810-05-03
25.7.1811Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
18.7.1812Took the Sloop Actress (4) ref:1298
17.10.1812Took the Sloop Rapid (14) on St George\'s Bank
1813Paid offBWAS-1793
10.1813Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1814Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1818At AlgiersBWAS-1793
1.1818fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1819Sailed to Halifax and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
1.1821Paid offBWAS-1793
4.1822Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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