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Antelope

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Nominal Guns50BWAS-1714
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered15.2.1790BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down6.1790BWAS-1714
Launched10.11.1802BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
Ship ClassAntelope Class (1791)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Nicholas DiddamsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up7.1845BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck150' 0 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel123' 2 ½"Imperial Feet37.5031 
Breadth41' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet12.5032 
Depth in Hold17' 8"Imperial Feet5.2106 
Burthen1,107 2594Tons BM 

Armament


10.11.1802Broadside Weight = 414 Imperial Pound ( 187.749 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck22 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
14.7.1791350Design Complement

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1802 - 6.1804Captain
John MelhuishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1804
BWAS-1793
6.1804 - 10.1804Captain
William StuartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1793
10.1804 - 12.1804Captain
Home Riggs PophamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1820
BWAS-1793
12.1804 - 8.1805Captain
Robert PlampinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1825
BWAS-1793
8.1805 - 10.1805Captain
Henry BazelyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1816
BWAS-1793
10.1805 - 12.1807Captain
Barrington DacresBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1807
BWAS-1793
12.1807 - 5.1809Captain
Edward GalwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1793
5.1809 - 1810Captain
Donald M'LeodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1816
BWAS-1793
12.1810 - 2.1812Captain
James CarpenterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1837
BWAS-1793
2.1812Captain
Thomas WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
BWAS-1793
2.1812 - 12.1812Captain
James CarpenterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1837
BWAS-1793
12.1812 - 1.1813Captain
Edward HawkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1831
BWAS-1793
21.12.1812 - 22.12.1815Captain
Samuel ButcherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1847
NBD1849
19.5.1815 - 8.1815Commander
Richard Booth BowdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
BWAS-1714
8.1815 - 4.1819Captain
George SayerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1819
BWAS-1714

7 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1803 - 6.1804Commodore
William Sidney SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1793
7.1804 - 8.1805Rear-Admiral of the Blue
William DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1769-1819
BWAS-1793
10.1805 - 12.1805Commodore
William Sidney SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1793
5.1809 - 1810Vice-Admiral of the Red
John HollowayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1821
BWAS-1793
1810 - 1812Vice-Admiral
John Thomas DuckworthBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1759-1817
BWAS-1793
12.1812 - 1813Vice-Admiral of the White
Sir Edmund NagleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1814
BWAS-1793
1815Rear-Admiral of the White
John HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1793

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.3.1803 - 10.4.1804Acting Lieutenant
Hopewell Hayward BuddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836
NBD1849
12.3.1803 - 8.1804Lieutenant
James BoxerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1846
NBD1849
24.11.1806 - 24.4.1809Lieutenant
Thomas BevisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1829
NBD1849
13.6.1812 - 3.1813Lieutenant
John FurneauxBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-9999
NBD1849
8.12.1812 - 5.2.1813Lieutenant
Thomas Wentworth BullerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1817
NBD1849
22.8.1815 - 4.1819First Lieutenant
Henry BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1819
NBD1849
3.10.1815 - 1815Lieutenant
John Harvey BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1830
NBD1849

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1802 - 1806Midshipman
Septimus ArabinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
NBD1849
3.1803 - 7.1805Midshipman
Henry Hayward BuddBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1842
NBD1849
4.1803 - 31.12.1804Midshipman
William Cunningham Cavendish DalyellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1864
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10.1812 - 8.12.1812Midshipman
Thomas Wentworth BullerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1817
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
24.8.1810 - 11.7.1812Ordinary Seaman
Hugh CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
ADM 29/8
12.7.1812 - 21.2.1813Able Seaman
Hugh CochraneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
1803Blockade of OstendBWAS-1793
1804In the DownsBWAS-1793
16.5.1804Attack on Ver Huell's squadron
8.12.1804Attempt to destroy Fort Rouge, CalaisBWAS-1793
1.6.1805Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1807At the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
21.2.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
25.6.1809Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
30.6.1810Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
30.12.1810Sailed with a convoy for GibraltarBWAS-1793
22.6.1812Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
12.1812Newfoundland stationBWAS-1793
11.10.1813Took the Privateer
Kera Venner 1813-1813
Danish Privateer Unknown

24.10.1813Took the Privateer
Eleonara 1813-1813
Danish Privateer Unknown

11.1814Began fitting as a Flagship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1815Completed fitting as a Flagship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1819Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1823Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1823Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1824Sailed to BermudaBWAS-1793

 

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