Tartar

7079
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.1.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1800BWAS-1793
Launched27.6.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJosiah and Thomas BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked21.8.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 0"Imperial Feet43.2816 
Length of Keel118' 3 ½"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Breadth37' 8 ½"Imperial Feet11.2903 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen894 6494Tons BM 

Armament


27.6.1801Broadside Weight = 372 Imperial Pound ( 168.702 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.1.1798254Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1801 - 6.1802CaptainJames Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-17936.1802 - 1803CaptainCharles Inglis (d.1833)BWAS-17931803CaptainJohn PerkinsBWAS-17931.5.1804 - 3.1805CaptainKeith Maxwell (d.1822)BWAS-17933.1805 - 1807CaptainEdward Hawker (d.1860)BWAS-17931807 - 10.1807CaptainStephen Poyntz (d.1847)BWAS-179310.1807 - 15.5.1808CaptainGeorge Bettesworth (d.1808)BWAS-179315.5.1808 - 16.5.1805LieutenantHerbert Caiger (1786-?)TRN516.5.1808 - 21.8.1811CaptainJoseph Baker (1767-1817)BWAS-1793

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1802 - 1802Acting LieutenantThomas Bennett (1785-?)NBD18492.1808 - 8.12.1808LieutenantGeorge Anson Byron (1789-1868)NBD18492.2.1808 - 15.5.1808First LieutenantHerbert Caiger (1786-?)TRN516.5.1808 - 25.8.1809First LieutenantHerbert Caiger (1786-?)NBD18491809LieutenantThomas SykesTRN51809LieutenantFrederick Augustus Hargood ParkerBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1808 - 15.5.1808MidshipmanHenry Fitzburgh (d.1808)TRN5

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
30.8.1801 - 4.18021st Class VolunteerVere Warner Hussey Bogle (1787-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
27.6.1801Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
18.7.1801Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1801Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
25.7.1803Capture of the Duquesne
31.7.1804Capture of the Hirrondelle
31.7.1804Took the Privateer Schooner L'Hirondelle (10) off San Domingo
9.6.1806Took the Unrated Sloop L'Observateur (16) in the West Indies
10.1807Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
4.1808Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £18011.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.5.1808Action at Bergen
3.11.1808Took the Privateer Naargske Gutten (7) off the Maze of Norway
15.5.1809Chased a Danish 4-gun privateer ashore on the Courland coast, sent in her boats, under Lieutenants Thomas Sykes and Frederick Augustus Hargood Parker, and brought off the vessel without lossTRN5
27.3.1811At the defence of Anholt IslandBWAS-1793
27.3.1811Attack on Anholt Island
11.8.1811Bilged on Dago Island in the BalticBWAS-1793
21.8.1811Run ashore at Kahar Inlet and later burntBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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