Tartarus

7080
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased4.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1793
Foundered20.12.1804BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 9"Imperial Feet32.947 
Length of Keel90' 7"Imperial Feet27.6098 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen424Tons BM 

Armament


4.1797Broadside Weight = 190 Imperial Pound ( 86.165 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck4 British 68-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 10" Mortar
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179767Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.1797 - 10.1797Commander Samuel KempthorneBWAS-179310.1797 - 1803Commander Thomas HandBWAS-17934.7.1803 - 6.1804Commander Francis Temple (1770-1863) TransferedBWAS-17931.5.1804 - 6.1804Commander Mauritius Adolphus Newton De Starck (d.1848)BWAS-17936.1804 - 20.12.1804Commander Thomas Withers (1769-1843)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.7.1803 - 1804Lieutenant Philip Henry Bridges (d.1848)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1804 - 20.12.1804Midshipman Henry Belsey (1790-1855)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
28.4.1797Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.9.1797Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
6.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
8.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
20.12.1804Lost on Margate Sands in a gale, 1 drownedBWAS-1793


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on Ostend Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820) 
 

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