Vesuvius

7105
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.2.1776BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1776BWAS-1714
Named12.6.1776BWAS-1714
Launched3.7.1776BWAS-1714
First Commissioned19.5.1778
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEtna Class
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn PerryBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb Vessel
Sold13.8.1812BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Length of Keel74' 2"Imperial Feet22.5679 
Breadth27' 8"Imperial Feet8.2586 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen301 9194Tons BM 

Armament


3.7.1776Broadside 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

21 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
19.5.1778 - 17.1.1780CommanderAbraham Crespin (c.1741-1786) ADM 6/21/409BWAS-171423.1.1780 - 19.6.1780CommanderPeter Clements (d.1797) ADM 6/22/155
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica
Commission confirmed 26.7.1780
BWAS-1714
6.12.1780 - 29.3.1781CommanderAlexander Inglis Cochrane (1758-1832) ADM 6/22/321
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados
Commission confirmed 7.8.1781
ADM 6/22
29.3.1781 - 2.11.1781CommanderWilliam Albany Otway ADM 6/22/348
Issued by Marriot Arbuthnot (1711-1794), North America
Commission confirmed 5.10.1781
BWAS-1714
2.11.1781 - 1781CommanderJohn Williamson (d.1798) ADM 6/22/359ADM 6/222.4.1782 - 7.1782CommanderRichard Boger (1739-1822)BWAS-17147.1782 - 3.1783CommanderWilliam EssingtonBWAS-17144.1791 - 9.1791CommanderGeorge Stewart (1768-1834)BWAS-17148.1793 - 1.11.1793LieutenantCharles SawyerBWAS-17141.11.1793 - 10.1794CommanderCharles SawyerBWAS-171419.9.1795 - 1797CommanderDegory Facey (d.1798)BWAS-17141798 - 10.1798CommanderRobert Lewis FitzgeraldBWAS-171410.1798 - 24.12.1798LieutenantWilliam MooreBWAS-171424.12.1798 - 9.1781CommanderWilliam MooreBWAS-17149.1801 - 1802CommanderSamuel Warren (d.1839)BWAS-17141803 - 4.1804CommanderRobert O'Brien (d.1838)BWAS-17144.1804 - 10.1806CommanderJames Lillicrap (1770-1851)BWAS-171425.9.1806 - 12.1807CommanderRichard Arthur (1779-1854)NL186510.1806 - 1807CommanderRichard Arthur (1779-1854)BWAS-17144.1808 - 3.1809CommanderAlexander CunninghamBWAS-17143.1809 - 1810CommanderWilliam SandersBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1808 - 24.2.1809LieutenantGeorge Young (1785-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1776Began building at Blackwall BWAS-1714
3.7.1776Completed building at Blackwall at a cost of £3766.18.10dBWAS-1714
3.7.1776Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
29.10.1776Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £1100.6.11dBWAS-1714
7.3.1779Sailed for the African coast and the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
4.1779Recapture of GoreeBWAS-1714
1.1780In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
7.1781Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard at a cost of £3352.14.9dBWAS-1714
2.1783Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1714
3.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
5.1786Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
3.1788Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £8046.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1791Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1791Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1853.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1793Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £1212.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
4.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £1407.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1801Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
8.1801Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
9.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
5.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
23.8.1807Aciton of 1807-08-23
3.1808Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
30.5.1808Action of 30th May 1808
6.1808Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1714
1812In ordinaryBWAS-1714
13.8.1812Sold at WoolwichBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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