Venus

7303
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Venus' (1805) (36)
Captured7.9.1807BWAS-1793
First Commissioned9.1808
ShipyardCopenhagen BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold9.8.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet43.6055 
Length of Keel120' 10 ½"Imperial Feet36.5887 
Breadth38' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet11.5888 
Depth in Hold10' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet3.0671 
Burthen941 6694Tons BM 

Armament


9.1808Broadside Weight = 389 Imperial Pound ( 176.4115 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1814Broadside Weight = 649 Imperial Pound ( 294.3215 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1808254 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1808 - 1809CaptainRobert Henderson (1778-?)BWAS-17931809CaptainJames Coutts CrawfordBWAS-17931811 - 1814CaptainKenneth MckenzieBWAS-17931814CaptainJames Haldane Tait (1771-1845)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.12.1808 - 14.2.1814LieutenantPeregrine BowenBWAS-1714

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1808 - 26.6.1809Master's MateWilliam Bohun Bowyer (1789-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
22.11.1807Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.1808Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
10.1808Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
16.12.1808Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
9.7.1809Sailed for AmericaBWAS-1793
1811In the North SeaBWAS-1793
1812In the North SeaBWAS-1793
24.12.1812Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1813Sailed to the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1814In the North SeaBWAS-1793
1815Paid off into Ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1793
9.8.1815Sold at Woolwich for £2,810BWAS-1793


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Cy on Sunday 24th of June 2018 08:46

That would make sense. John Crawford is listed as captain in Winfield but does appear to be an error. I'll do some checking when I get a moment.


Posted by Ricardo Troncoso on Saturday 23rd of June 2018 20:18

I think you confuse the name of the captain Crawford. John Campbel Crawford, but the captain was James Coutts Crawford.

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