Vulcan

7162
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.3.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down4.1782BWAS-1714
Launched12.9.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned3.1791BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassTisiphone ClassBWAS-1714
Constructor EdwardsBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFireship BWAS-1714
Expended as Fireship18.12.1793BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck108' 9"Imperial Feet32.947 
Length of Keel90' 6 ½"Imperial Feet27.4447 
Breadth29' 8 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen425 2494Tons BM 

Armament


12.9.1783Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
177955Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.8.1789 - 9.3.1790Commander George Gregory ADM 6/23/541ADM 6/2314.8.1790 - 22.11.1790Commander Charles Boyles ADM 6/24/60ADM 6/2426.3.1791 - 2.10.1792Commander Solomon Ferris (1748-1803) ADM 6/24/112BWAS-17142.10.1792 - 18.4.1793Lieutenant John Mathews (d.1798)BWAS-171418.4.1793 - 30.4.1793CommanderLord George Stewart (Viscount Garlies) (1768-1834) ADM 6/24/231ADM 6/2430.4.1793 - 13.9.1793Commander John Mathews (d.1798) ADM 6/24/233BWAS-171413.9.1793 - 18.12.1793Commander Charles Hare (d.1801) ADM 6/24/297BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.8.1790 - 1790Lieutenant Henry Vaughan ADM 6/24/60ADM 6/24

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1.1784 - 30.9.1785Able Seaman Richard ColleyADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
10.10.1783Began fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
28.10.1783Completed fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1571.18.7dBWAS-1714
7.1790Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
28.9.1790Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1710.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1791fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £903.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
22.5.1793Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
18.12.1793Expended at ToulonBWAS-1714

 

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