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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 Commissioned19.5.1778BWAS-1714
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1714
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEtna Class (1776)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1771
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John PerryBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1743-1810
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBomb VesselBWAS-1714
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

28 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
19.5.1778 - 17.1.1780Commander
Abraham CrespinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1729-1781
ADM 6/21/409
BWAS-1714
23.1.1780 - 19.6.1780Commander
Peter ClementsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1782
Transfered ADM 6/22/155
Issued by
Sir Peter ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1743-1799
, Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Confirmed 26.7.1780
BWAS-1714
6.12.1780 - 29.3.1781Commander
Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
ADM 6/22/321
Issued by
George Brydges Rodney (Baronet )British
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1782
, Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 7.8.1781
ADM 6/22
29.3.1781 - 2.11.1781Commander
William Albany OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/22/348
Issued by
Marriot ArbuthnotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1793
, North America
Confirmed 5.10.1781
BWAS-1714
2.11.1781 - 11.6.1782Commander
John WilliamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1798
ADM 6/22/359
ADM 6/22
11.4.1782 - 2.4.1782Commander
Richard BogerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1814
Transfered ADM 6/22/449
BWAS-1714
9.7.1782 - 18.1.1783Commander
William EssingtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
ADM 6/22/493
BWAS-1714
1.12.1787Commander
Robert ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1797
ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 8.10.1790Commander
John ShortlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1758-1790
Transfered ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 5.1.1791Commander
Alexander DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1793
Transfered ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
19.4.1791 - 9.1791Commander
Lord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
ADM 6/24/118
BWAS-1714
24.4.1793Commander
Thomas WesternBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1809
ADM 6/24/232
ADM 6/24
10.5.1793Commander
Robert RollesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ADM 6/24/237
ADM 6/24
7.6.1793Commander
Grosvenor WinkworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1797
ADM 6/24/245
ADM 6/24
8.8.1793 - 4.11.1793Commander
George GreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1804
ADM 6/24/260
ADM 6/24
1.11.1793 - 25.3.1794Commander
Charles SawyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1796
ADM 6/24/279
BWAS-1714
25.3.1794 - 1794Commander
Thomas RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
ADM 6/25/94
Confirmed 10.10.1794
ADM 6/25
19.9.1795 - 1797Commander
Digory FaceyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1797
BWAS-1714
1798 - 10.1798Commander
Robert Lewis FitzgeraldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1825
BWAS-1714
10.1798 - 24.12.1798Lieutenant
William MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1799
BWAS-1714
24.12.1798 - 9.1781Commander
William MooreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1799
BWAS-1714
9.1801 - 1802Commander
Samuel WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1714
1803 - 4.1804Commander
Robert O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1714
4.1804 - 10.1806Commander
James LillicrapBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
BWAS-1714
25.9.1806 - 12.1807Commander
Richard ArthurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1853
NL1865
10.1806 - 1807Commander
Richard ArthurBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1853
BWAS-1714
4.1808 - 3.1809Commander
Alexander CunninghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
BWAS-1714
3.1809 - 1810Commander
William SandersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1810
BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
William GreenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1807
ADM 6/24/93
ADM 6/24
21.9.1808 - 24.2.1809Lieutenant
George YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1846
NBD1849
24.1.1810 - 17.2.1810Lieutenant
John KainsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1846
Transfered ADM 196/5/1
ADM 196

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1776Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1714
3.7.1776Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £3766.18.10dBWAS-1714
3.7.1776Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
29.10.1776Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 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 - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich 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 - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1788Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8046.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.1791Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
4.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1791Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1853.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1793RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1793Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.1793Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1212.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1794Paid offBWAS-1714
9.1795RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1796Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1407.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.5.1798Action of 1st May 1798
10.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
7.1801Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
8.1801Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
9.1801RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
23.8.1807Aciton of 1807-08-23
3.1808Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
6.1808Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1812In ordinaryBWAS-1714
13.8.1812Sold at WoolwichBWAS-1714

 

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