Triton

7215
Nominal Guns28BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.12.1770BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down2.1771BWAS-1714
Launched1.10.1773BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassMermaid ClassBWAS-1714
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1714
ConstructorHenry Adams (1713-1805)BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Broken Up1.1796BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck124' 1"Imperial Feet37.7963 
Length of Keel103' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet31.4103 
Breadth33' 7"Imperial Feet10.1177 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen620 2194Tons BM 

Armament


1.10.1773Broadside Weight = 117 Imperial Pound ( 53.0598 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder

8.1779Broadside Weight = 171 Imperial Pound ( 77.5488 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 3-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

2.1780Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2698 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 9-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1760200Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.8.1775 - 7.11.1780CaptainSkeffington Lutwidge (1737-1814) ADM 6/21/118BWAS-17145.12.1780 - 12.12.1780CaptainAndrew Sutherland (d.1795) ADM 6/22/305
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 28.6.1781
ADM 6/22
12.12.1780 - 21.10.1782CaptainJohn McLaurin (d.1792) ADM 6/23/33BWAS-17141.12.1787 - 24.6.1790CaptainValentine Edwards (d.1799) ADM 6/23/439ADM 6/2324.6.1790 - 20.12.1793CaptainGeorge Murray ADM 6/24/44BWAS-171411.4.1794 - 10.11.1795CaptainScory Barker (d.1797) ADM 6/25/29BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1.10.1773building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £9623.17.10dBWAS-1714
15.10.1773Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.11.1775Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2132.14.11dBWAS-1714
16.3.1776Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
1777In the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
1778In the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
13.6.1778Took the Privateer Pompey
2.1779Began coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
4.1779Completed coppering and fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3557.16.2dBWAS-1714
29.9.1779Took the Sloop Gates (8)
8.1.1780Attack on the Caracas Convoy
16.1.1780Battle of Cape St. Vincent
5.1780Home from the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
5.1781Sailed to TobagoBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
25.4.1782At St KittsBWAS-1714
21.10.1782

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.1783Began great repair at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
8.1784Completed great repair at Limehouse - London BWAS-1714
5.1790Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
6.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
7.1790Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £3971.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.9.1791Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.3.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1795Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1714
10.11.1795Paid offADM 51
1.1796Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1714

 

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