Tartarus

7083
Nominal Guns18
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1805
Keel Laid Down11.1805
Acquired10.1806
ShipyardTopsham - Devon
Ship ClassThais Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)
ConstructorRobert Davy
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeFireship
Sold15.2.1816

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
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 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Burthen424Tons BM 

Armament


10.1806Broadside Weight = 273 Imperial Pound ( 123.8055 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1805121Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1806 - 12.1810CommanderThomas Francis Charles MainwaringBWAS-179312.1810 - 3.4.1811CommanderJohn PascoeBWAS-17933.4.1811 - 5.1815CaptainJohn PascoeBWAS-17935.1815 - 1816CaptainThomas Richard TokerBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.6.1811 - 19.12.1811LieutenantGeorge Pryse CampbellNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1809 - 11.1810MidshipmanJohn Hoskins BrownNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.11.1806fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
23.4.1807Upon the Danish coast, the boats of the Daphne (22) , 20, Captain Francis Mason, and Tartarus, 18, Lieutenant William Russell (actg. Com.), were sent in, in tow of the Forward (12) , 12, Lieutenant David Sheils, to destroy a convoy which was assembling at Fladstrand for the purpose of carrying stores and provisions to Norway. All the laden vessels of the convoy, ten in number, were carried off from under the guns of a Danish fort, with a loss of only 5 wounded.TRN5
1808In the BalticBWAS-1793
1.1808Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1808Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1809In the BalticBWAS-1793
1810In the BalticBWAS-1793
3.4.1811Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
27.8.1814Action of 1814-08-27
5.1815Flagship at CorkBWAS-1793
15.2.1816Sold at Sheerness for £1,400BWAS-1793
15.2.1816Sold at Sheerness for £1,600BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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