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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.11.1778BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1778BWAS-1714
Launched2.6.1779BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.6.1779BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEtna ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1714
Sold13.8.1812BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck92' 1"Imperial Feet28.0543 
Length of Keel74' 7"Imperial Feet22.5997 
Breadth27' 10"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold12' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward7' 9"Imperial Feet2.3622 
Draught Aft10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen307 3194Tons BM 

Armament


2.6.1779Broadside Weight = 27.5 Imperial Pound ( 12.4716 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.177660Design Complement

18 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.6.1779 - 16.4.1781CommanderCharles Wood (c.1732-1782) ADM 6/21/564BWAS-171416.4.1781 - 23.7.1781CommanderJohn Wickey (1750-1833) ADM 6/22/361
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787)
Commission confirmed 9.11.1781
BWAS-1714
23.7.1781 - 12.8.1782CommanderThe Hon. Charles Carpenter (1757-1803) ADM 6/22/361
Issued by George Johnston (1730-1787)
Commission confirmed 8.11.1781
BWAS-1714
12.8.1782 - 25.8.1782LieutenantJohn Galbraith (c.1735-1789)BWAS-17141.12.1787 - 11.9.1788CommanderMaurice Delgarno (d.1790) ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/2321.9.1790 - 23.10.1790CommanderWilliam Grosvenor (d.1809) ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/2411.5.1791 - 8.9.1791CommanderRichard Hill (d.1799)BWAS-17148.8.1793 - 21.10.1794CommanderAmherst Morris ADM 6/24/260BWAS-171421.10.1794 - 1794CommanderRobert Dudley Oliver ADM 6/25/98ADM 6/252.1795 - 4.1795CommanderGeorge LukeBWAS-17144.1795 - 10.1795CommanderJames Walker (1764-1831)BWAS-171410.1795 - 3.1796CommanderDavid HotchkisBWAS-17143.1796 - 3.1797CommanderDunbar DouglasBWAS-17143.1797 - 5.1798CommanderJoseph WestbeachBWAS-17145.1798 - 8.1798CommanderThomas CamelfordBWAS-17144.1799 - 1801CommanderSamuel Campbell RowleyBWAS-17143.1803 - 2.1804CommanderGeorge Nicholas Hardinge (1781-1808)BWAS-17142.1804 - 12.1807LieutenantThomas W WhitakerBWAS-1714

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1794Vice-Admiral of the RedJoseph Peyton (1725-1804)BWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1803 - 8.3.1809MidshipmanGeorge Hubert Rye (1782-1854)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.11.1797 - 12.18001st Class VolunteerThomas BevisNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1778Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
6.1779Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
2.6.1779Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £3287.16.0dBWAS-1714
18.6.1779Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
18.8.1779Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2665.3.4dBWAS-1714
6.1780Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1274.0.3dBWAS-1714
31.3.1781Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1714
16.4.1781Battle of Porto Praya
25.8.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1784Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
7.1784Laid up at WoolwichBWAS-1714
7.1784Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4777.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1791Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
4.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1791Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3040.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.9.1791

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1793fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4460.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1794At YarmouthBWAS-1714
3.1796Commissioned for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
16.2.1797Capture of Trinidad
14.5.1798

Paid off

BWAS-1714
8.1798Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1799Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5470.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
2.1804At SouthendBWAS-1714
2.1804Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Floating Battery
20.3.1810Paid offADM 51
13.8.1812Sold at WoolwichBWAS-1714

 

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