Tartarus

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


DatesRankNameSource
7.1797 - 10.1797CommanderSamuel KempthorneBWAS-179310.1797 - 1803CommanderThomas HandBWAS-17934.7.1803 - 1804CommanderFrancis TempleBWAS-17931.5.1804 - 6.1804CommanderMauritius Adolphus Newton De Starck (d.1848)BWAS-17936.1804 - 20.12.1804CommanderThomas Withers (1769-1843)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


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

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1804 - 20.12.1804MidshipmanHenry Belsey (1790-1855)NBD1849

Service History


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

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1798/05/141798/05/20Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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