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Thetis

7128
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.9.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down12.1781BWAS-1714
Launched23.9.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMinerva Class (1778)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1802
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold9.6.1814BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck141' 6"Imperial Feet42.9805 
Length of Keel117' 1 ⅛"Imperial Feet35.6648 
Breadth39' 1 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold13' 8"Imperial Feet4.0301 
Draught Forward10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Draught Aft15' 3"Imperial Feet4.5872 
Burthen953 4094Tons BM 

Armament


23.9.1782Broadside Weight = 390.5 Imperial Pound ( 177.0921 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

2.1805Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck2 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

7.1805Broadside Weight = 429 Imperial Pound ( 194.5515 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.11.1778270Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.9.1782 - 2.5.1783Captain
John BlankettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1754-1796
ADM 6/23/514
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 - 22.11.1790Captain
James DickensonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1752-1794
Transfered ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
3.11.1790 - 22.11.1790Captain
Thomas LaugharneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1790
ADM 6/24/84
ADM 6/24
24.12.1792 - 14.9.1793Captain
Francis John HartwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1775-1793
ADM 6/24/186
BWAS-1714
4.10.1793 - 30.11.1798Captain
Alexander Inglis CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1830
ADM 6/24/271
BWAS-1714
2.1800 - 2.1802Commander
Henry Edward Reginald BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1714
2.1802 - 6.1802Commander
Lewis ShepheardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1714
7.1805 - 3.1808Captain
William Hall GageBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1862
BWAS-1714
3.1808 - 6.1810Captain
George MillerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1810
BWAS-1714
15.6.1810 - 1811Captain
Benjamin WalkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1811
BWAS-1714
1811 - 19.9.1812Captain
William Henry ByamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1813
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1795Acting Lieutenant
Thomas CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1857
ADM 171/8

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.12.1792 - 14.9.1793Master
William ThurmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1793
ADM 29-1
10.10.1793 - 3.12.1798Master
Andrew MackieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1798
ADM 29-1
1795Surgeon's Mate
Robert HumeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1783 - 1786Midshipman
Thomas BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1846
NBD1849
3.1800 - 1802Master's Mate
Joseph VallackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1821
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1793 - 7.1797Captain's Servant
William Cunningham Cavendish DalyellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1864
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17951st Class Boy
James ReadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
23.9.1782building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £12704.8.9dBWAS-1714
23.9.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
15.11.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8628.9.10dBWAS-1714
23.9.1783Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
17.5.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1790Began great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
2.1791Completed great repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £12169.0.0dBWAS-1714
12.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1.1793fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2123.0.0dBWAS-1714
14.9.1793

Paid off

BWAS-1714
18.5.1794Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1714
17.5.1795Action of 1795-05-17
17.5.1795Took the Flûte
La Prévoyante (24) 1793-1795
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Flûte
off Cape Henry

17.5.1795Took the Flûte
La Prévoyante (24) 1793-1795
French 24 Gun
6th Rate Flûte

17.5.1795Took the Flûte
La Raison (18) 1795-1795
French 18 Gun
Unrated Flûte

5.1798Took the Privateer
La Revanche (14) 1798-1798
French 14 Gun
Privateer

5.1798Took the Privateer
Name Unknown (6) 1798-1798
French 6 Gun
Privateer
off Halifax, NS

13.11.1798

Sailed for England and paid off

BWAS-1714
1.1800Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
2.1800RecommissionedBWAS-1714
2.1800Refitted as a 24 gun Unrated Troop Ship
6.1800Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9240.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.2.1803

Paid off

BWAS-1714
10.1804Began repairs at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1714
19.2.1805Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Troop Ship
17.4.1805Refitted as a 38 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
7.1805RecommissionedBWAS-1714
8.1805Completed repairs at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £20590.0.0dBWAS-1714
1807Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
15.4.1808Sailed with a convoy for St HelenaBWAS-1714
31.3.1809Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
12.12.1809Took the Brig-Corvette
La Nisus (16) 1805-1809
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
at Guadeloupe

13.12.1809Actions of December 1809
19.9.1812Paid offBWAS-1714
9.6.1814Sold at Chatham for £3,430BWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 18th of July 2012 06:50

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