Antelope

7462
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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1714
ConstructorNicholas DiddamsBWAS-1714
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1714
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1802 - 6.1804CaptainJohn Melhuish (d.1804)BWAS-17936.1804 - 10.1804CaptainWilliam StuartBWAS-179310.1804 - 12.1804CaptainHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-179312.1804 - 8.1805CaptainRobert Plampin (1762-1834)BWAS-17938.1805 - 10.1805CaptainHenry BazelyBWAS-179310.1805 - 12.1807CaptainBarrington Dacres (d.1806)BWAS-179312.1807 - 5.1809CaptainEdward GalwayBWAS-17935.1809 - 1810CaptainDonald M'LeodBWAS-179312.1810 - 2.1812CaptainJames Carpenter (1760-1845)BWAS-17932.1812CaptainThomas WhiteBWAS-17932.1812 - 12.1812CaptainJames Carpenter (1760-1845)BWAS-179312.1812 - 1.1813CaptainEdward Hawker (d.1860)BWAS-179321.12.1812 - 22.12.1815CaptainSamuel Butcher (1770-1849)NBD184919.5.1815 - 8.1815CommanderRichard Booth BowdenBWAS-17148.1815 - 4.1819CaptainGeorge Sayer (d.1846)BWAS-1714

7 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1803 - 6.1804CommodoreWilliam Sidney Smith (1764-1840)BWAS-17937.1804 - 8.1805Rear-Admiral of the BlueWilliam Domett (1754-1828)BWAS-179310.1805 - 12.1805CommodoreWilliam Sidney Smith (1764-1840)BWAS-17935.1809 - 1810Vice-Admiral of the RedJohn Holloway (1747-1826)BWAS-17931810 - 1812Vice-Admiral John Thomas Duckworth (1748-1817)BWAS-179312.1812 - 1813Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir Edmund NagleBWAS-17931815Rear-Admiral of the WhiteJohn Harvey (d.1837)BWAS-1793

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.3.1803 - 10.4.1804Acting LieutenantHopewell Hayward BuddNBD184912.3.1803 - 8.1804LieutenantJames Boxer (d.1847)NBD184924.11.1806 - 24.4.1809LieutenantThomas BevisNBD184913.6.1812 - 3.1813LieutenantJohn Furneaux (1793-1865)NBD18498.12.1812 - 5.2.1813LieutenantThomas Wentworth BullerNBD184922.8.1815 - 4.1819First LieutenantHenry Boteler (1793-?)NBD18493.10.1815 - 1815LieutenantJohn Harvey Boteler (1796-?)NBD1849

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1802 - 1806MidshipmanSeptimus Arabin (d.1856)NBD18493.1803 - 7.1805MidshipmanHenry Hayward BuddNBD18494.1803 - 31.12.1804MidshipmanWilliam Cunningham Cavendish Dalyell (1784-1865)ref:61610.1812 - 8.12.1812MidshipmanThomas Wentworth BullerNBD1849

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
24.10.1813Took the Privateer Eleonara
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
 

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