Thetis

7127
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1771BWAS-1714
Launched2.11.1773BWAS-1714
First Commissioned24.10.1775
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAmazon Class
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked12.5.1781BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck126' 1"Imperial Feet38.4058 
Length of Keel104' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet31.7087 
Breadth35' 2"Imperial Feet10.6782 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen685 9294Tons BM 

Armament


2.11.1773Broadside Weight = 228 Imperial Pound ( 103.398 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1770220Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.10.1775 - 30.10.1777CaptainMitchell Graham (d.1795) ADM 6/21/129BWAS-171430.10.1777 - 21.9.1779CaptainJohn Gell (d.1806) ADM 6/21/331BWAS-171421.9.1779 - 12.5.1781CaptainRobert Linzee (d.1805) ADM 6/22/29BWAS-1714

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
10.10.1776 - 14.8.1778Able SeamanHugh Downman (1765-1858)WWNH

Service History


DateEventSource
2.11.1773building at Buckler's Hard at a cost of £11891.4.3dBWAS-1714
11.1775Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
25.1.1776Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £771.0.5dBWAS-1714
2.2.1776Sailed for cruisingBWAS-1714
25.3.1777Sailed to meet the East India shipsBWAS-1714
1778Escorted a convoy to AmericaBWAS-1714
12.1778Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1714
1.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £3317.16.4dBWAS-1714
27.3.1779Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
29.11.1780Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
12.5.1781Wrecked on a rock of St LuciaBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
WWNHWho's who in naval historyAlastair Wilson, Joseph F. CalloBook
 

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