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HBMF Cerberus (1794)

Page history last edited by Cy 13 years, 1 month ago

Cerberus, 32 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Ordered 1793/02/14 B064
Laid Down 1793/04/00 B064
Launched 1794/09/25 B064
Shipyard Bucklers Hard B064
Design Class Alcmene - Improved Pallas Class (1793)
Designer John Henslow B064
Constructor Henry Adams B064
Rate Fifth Rate
Type Frigate
Out Service 1814/09/29 B064
Fate Sold B064

Dimensions
B064   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 135' 1" Imperial Feet 41.17
Length of Keel 112' 23/8" Imperial Feet 34.2
Breadth 36' 9" Imperial Feet 11.2
Depth in Hold 12' 6" Imperial Feet 3.81
Draught Forward 9' 9" Imperial Feet 2.97
Draught Aft 14' 5" Imperial Feet 4.39
Burthen 8061/94 Tons BM

Armament
1794/09/25 B064 Broadside Weight = 324
Upper Gun Deck 26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck 4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck 4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1794/09/25 241 Design Complement B064
1796 254 Establishment complement B064

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1794/10 1798/01/11 Captain John Drew B064
1798/01/12 1803/02 Captain James Macnamara B064
1803/04 1808 Captain William Selby B064
1809/03 1811/06 Captain Henry Whitby B064
1811/06 1811/12 Captain Robert Clephane B064
1811/12 1814 Captain Thomas Garth B064
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1804/03/06 1808/03 Lieutenant Richard Coote W004
1809 1809/03 First Lieutenant James Dickinson W004
1810/09/10 Unknown Lieutenant George Cumpston W004
1811/02 1813/01 Lieutenant Edward Hollingworth Delafosse B080
1812/06/14 1814/03/29 Lieutenant John William Montagu B080
1813/01 1813/04 First Lieutenant Edward Hollingworth Delafosse B080
Crew
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1803/06/07 1808/07 Able Seaman Joseph Bates B080

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1794/09/28 Began Completed at Portsmouth DY B064
1795 For the Irish station B064
1795/02/20 Completed Completed at a cost of £17,444.0.0d ,Including fitting B064
1795/03/25 In company with Santa Margarita took the 18-gun Jean Bart B064
1798 Based in Portsmouth W004
1799/09/28 Captured the French letter of marque Echange (10) B064
1799/10/20 Attack on a Spanish Convoy off Capt Ortegal B064
1800/03/30 Sailed for Jamaica B064
1801 In the West Indies W004
1803/02 Paid off B064
1803/03 Began fitting at Chatham DY B064
1803/04 Recomissioned B064
1803/05 Completed fitting B064
1803/09/13 Present at the attack on invasion craft at Granville B064
1804/01/25 Captured the gun vessel Chameau (4) and drove another vessel onto the rocks B064
1805/04/02 Chased and took the privateer brig Bonheur (14) B064
1806/03/20 Sailed for Jamaica B064
1807/01/02 Boats from Cerberus took two privateer vessels, a schooner and a sloop, from St Puire, Martinique B064
1808/03/30 Destruction of the batteries at Desirade B064
1808/08 Began large repair at Deptford DY B064
1809/03 Recommissioned B064
1809/03 Completed large repair B064
1809/07/25 Boats from the Cerberus were included in a flotilla attack on four enemy gunboats and a brig at Frederickshamn in the area of Aspo B064
1810/03/15 Sailed for the Mediterranean B064
1810/06/28 Boats from the Cerberus and Active attacked and took 25 vessels in the harbour of Grado B064
1811/02/02 Boats from the Cerberus took three trabaccolos and burnt one at anchor near Pestichi B064
1811/02/12 Boats from the Cerberus took prizes from Ortano B064
1811/03/13 Present at the Battle of Lissa, 13 killed, 41 wounded  
1812/04/11 Boats in action at Corfu B064
1812/04/14 Boats in action at Merlera B064
1812/05/17 Boats took a ship near Brindisi B064
1812/05/27 Took two gunboats B064
1812/05/28 Boats in an attack near Otranto B064
1813/01/29 Took the Véloce 1-gun, an armed trabaccolo which was bound for Corfu B064
1813/03 Cut out an armed trabaccolo near Brindisi B064
1813/04/11 Boats form Cerberus and Apollo took possession of Devil's Island near Corfu, taking two grain ships B064
1814 In the Gulf of Venice W004
1814/09/29 At Spithead B064
1814/09/29 Sold at Sheerness for £2,800 B064

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1811/03/13 Battle of Lissa

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield
W004 Ships of the Old Navy Michael Philips
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

Last Updated :2009/11/04 at 11:17:44 by Cy

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