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Venus -> 1807 Heroine

7302
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1756BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down16.8.1756BWAS-1714
Named3.8.1756BWAS-1714
Launched11.3.1758BWAS-1714
First Commissioned31.3.1758BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLiverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
Ship ClassVenus Class (1756)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Sir Thomas SladeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1744-1756
BWAS-1714
Constructor
John OkillBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold22.9.1828BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck128' 4 ½"Imperial Feet39.0271 
Length of Keel106' 3"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Breadth35' 9"Imperial Feet10.7137 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Draught Forward8' 8"Imperial Feet2.6416 
Draught Aft13' 1"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Burthen722 2994Tons BM 

Armament


11.3.1758Broadside Weight = 189 Imperial Pound ( 85.7118 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck8 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1793Broadside Weight = 222 Imperial Pound ( 100.677 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck24 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1809Broadside Weight = 282 Imperial Pound ( 127.887 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.7.1756240Design Complement

19 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1758 - 30.3.1763Captain
Thomas HarrisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1766
ADM 6/18/498
BWAS-1714
19.5.1763 - 16.5.1765Captain
John WellerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1731-1770
ADM 6/19/500
ADM 6/19
24.6.1768 - 28.10.1768Captain
The Hon. Samuel BarringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 6/20/207
BWAS-1714
28.10.1768 - 10.3.1769Captain ADM 6/20/219ODNB14.3.1769 - 19.6.1770Captain
The Hon. Samuel BarringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1740-1794
ADM 6/20/231
ADM 6/20
12.10.1770 - 14.2.1772Captain
George BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1738-1788
Transfered ADM 6/20/299
BWAS-1714
25.6.1773 - 26.6.1773Captain
John FordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1753-1795
Transfered ADM 6/20/500
ADM 6/20
10.3.1777 - 18.9.1778Captain
William Peere WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1830
Transfered ADM 6/21/263
BWAS-1714
18.9.1778 - 17.4.1780Captain
James FergusonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1742-1793
Transfered ADM 6/22/149
Issued by
Lord Richard Howe (4th Viscount Howe)British
Naval Sailor
Marine
Service 1736-1799
, North America
Confirmed 7.7.1780
BWAS-1714
18.4.1780 - 31.5.1781Captain
John Leigh DouglasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1760-1810
ADM 6/22/354
ADM 6/22
28.3.1783 - 3.6.1786Captain
Charles HudsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1746-1793
ADM 6/23/41
BWAS-1714
21.9.1790 - 26.1.1793Captain
William LechmereBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1814
ADM 6/24/68
ADM 6/24
26.1.1793 - 9.4.1794Captain
Jonathon FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1808
: on board from 30.1.1793 Transfered ADM 6/24/198
BWAS-1714
9.4.1794 - 18.10.1794Captain
William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ADM 6/25/28
BWAS-1714
18.10.1794 - 2.1795Captain
Charles StirlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1813
ADM 6/25/97
BWAS-1714
2.1795 - 12.1795Captain
Lawrence William HalsteadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1814
BWAS-1714
12.1795 - 1801Captain
Sir Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1808
BWAS-1714
7.1803 - 7.1807Captain
Henry MatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1810
BWAS-1714
3.1809 - 11.1809Captain
Hood Hanway ChristianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1825
BWAS-1714

8 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1758 - 30.3.1763First Lieutenant
Thomas DumaresqBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1741-1801
ADM 6/18/495
ref:849
26.4.1758 - 19.5.1761Second Lieutenant
William AbdyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1748-1775
ADM 6/18/505
ADM 106
29.3.1783 - 1.9.1784First Lieutenant
John HayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1797
ADM 6/23/41
ADM 6/23
1.9.1784 - 9.4.1785First Lieutenant
Michael OgilvieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1761-1785
ADM 6/23/241
ADM 6/23
1794First Lieutenant
George TilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ref:924
1794Second Lieutenant
Thomas InnesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1810
ref:924
1794Third Lieutenant
John WarrenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1794
ref:924
29.5.1795 - 2.2.1796Lieutenant
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ref:616

9 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1783 - 3.6.1786Master
William ThurmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1793
ADM 29-1
1794Unknown
Henry OsborneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1811
ADM 171/8
1794Master
William BanksBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Boatswain
John WilliamsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1802
ref:924
1794Carpenter
Samuel BattarsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Gunner
John KnowlesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Purser
Richard BromleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1827
ref:924
1794Surgeon
John BuchanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
7.8.1799 - 31.5.1802Master
John William TrotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1813
ADM 196/1/147
ADM 29-1

5 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1769 - 1770Unknown
Roger CurtisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1762-1810
ref:616
1794Able Seaman
Joseph CenturBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Able Seaman
George GibbonsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
1794Ordinary Seaman
Gabriel GrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ADM 171/8
5.2.1804 - 1.18061st Class Volunteer
George ButlerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1848
NBD1849

2 Marines


DatesRankNameSource
1794Lieutenant of Marines
John LoddingtonBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ref:924
1794Drummer
William OatesBritish
Marine
Service 1794
ADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
11.3.1758building at Liverpool - Lancashire at a cost of £6645.3.8dBWAS-1714
30.6.1758fitting at Liverpool - Lancashire BWAS-1714
18.5.1759Took the Frigate
Aréthuse (32) 1757-1759
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
1758 Renamed "Aréthuse"

20.11.1759Battle of Quiberon Bay
30.1.1761Took the Frigate
La Brune (30) 1755-1761
French 30 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Soundings

3.4.1761Took the East Indiaman
Le Bertin (64) 1760-1761
French 64 Gun
Merchant East Indiaman
off Cadiz

7.3.1762Took the Privateer
Aimable Josepha (14) 1762-1762
Spanish 14 Gun
Privateer

1.5.1762Took the Privateer
Le Miquilet (14) 1760-1762
French 14 Gun
Privateer
off the Lizard and sent into Plymouth .
BG
4.6.1762Took the Privateer
Nuestra Señora de Bignonia (16) 1762-1762
Spanish 16 Gun
Privateer

15.9.1762Took the Privateer
Cannibul (8) 1762-1762
Spanish 8 Gun
Privateer

18.9.1762Took the Privateer
Le Duc de Penthièvre (14) 1762-1762
French 14 Gun
Privateer
130 leagues to the Westward of Ushant.
BG
15.10.1762Took the Schooner
Le Crozon (6) 1762-1762
French 6 Gun
Unrated Schooner
BG
30.3.1763

Paid off

BWAS-1714
3.5.1763Surveyed, no repairsBWAS-1714
15.10.1763Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
16.5.1765

Paid off

BWAS-1714
6.1765Began great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
2.1767Completed great repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £7997.6.9dBWAS-1714
7.1768fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4834.4.0dBWAS-1714
1769In the ChannelBWAS-1714
19.6.1770

Paid off

BWAS-1714
21.4.1772

Paid off

BWAS-1714
9.1776Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
7.1777Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13002.0.1dBWAS-1714
24.8.1777Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1714
11.8.1778Howe's encounter with d'Estaing
4.11.1778Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1714
14.12.1778Battle of St. Lucia
1779In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
6.3.1779Took the Sloop
Governor Trumbull (16) 1777-1779
American 16 Gun
Privateer Sloop

1780In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
17.4.1780Battle of Martinique
15.5.1780Action of March 15 1780
19.5.1780Action of March 19 1780
31.5.1781

Paid off

BWAS-1714
12.7.1781Took the Sloop
Royal Louis (16) 1781-1781
American 16 Gun
Privateer Sloop

8.1782Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
7.1783Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £9434.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.6.1786

Paid off

BWAS-1714
2.1791Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.1792Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £18520.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.7.1792Refitted as a 32 gun Fifth Rate Frigate
1.1793Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
3.1793Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £1506.0.0dBWAS-1714
24.5.1793Took the Privateer
Le Sans Culottes (16) 1793-1793
French 16 Gun
Privateer

27.5.1793Venus vs Semillante
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
14.4.1796Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
20.4.1797Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
3.1798Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
24.12.1798

Arrived at Plymouth escorting the damaged merchant Mariner, Chivers.

TNC
9.1.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
26.3.1799Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
7.1800Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
10.7.1805Took the Brig
L'Hirondelle (16) 1804-1805
French 16 Gun
Privateer Brig
off the coast of Ireland
BG
16.1.1807Took the Brig
La Déterminée (12) 1803-1807
French 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
BG
20.2.1807Took the Schooner
L'Étoile (6) 1807-1807
French 6 Gun
Privateer Schooner
about 8 leagues East of Barbadoes
BG
7.1807Paid off into ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1714
14.7.1807Renamed HeroineBWAS-1714
3.1809RecommissionedBWAS-1714
3.1809Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1809Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
11.1809Paid off and laid up at SheernessBWAS-1714
1817Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship
12.1823Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1824Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
22.9.1828Sold to John Small Sedger at Deptofrod for £1,710BWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian on Saturday 17th of May 2014 19:05

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 32 (1762).
Capt. Harrison of the Venus frigate, brought into Plymouth, the Boulogne from the Isle of France, laden with coffee and pepper, M. de St. Romaine, commander. She was taken after an hours engagement, in which time she had 7 men killed and 20 wounded. She had been about 3 months from the Isle of France and left M. de Apobe's squadron there.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 2nd of August 2012 12:26

17 June 1793 under repair at Falmouth due to damage from the action May 27 1793

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