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HBMF Serapis (1779)

Page history last edited by Cy 15 years, 1 month ago

Serapis, 44 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Ordered 1778/02/11 B057
Laid Down 1778/03/03 B057
Launched 1779/03/04 B057
Shipyard Rotherhithe B057
Designer Thomas Slade B057
Constructor John Randall B057
Rate Fifth Rate
Type Ship
Out Service 1779/09/23 B057
Fate Captured B057

Dimensions
B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 140' 2" Imperial Feet 42.72
Length of Keel 115' 75/8" Imperial Feet 35.25
Breadth 38' 0" Imperial Feet 11.58
Depth in Hold 16' 4" Imperial Feet 4.98
Burthen 88810/94 Tons BM

Armament
1779/03 B057 Broadside Weight = 285
Lower Gun Deck 20 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 22 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1779/03 280 Establishment B057

Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1778/03 1779/09/23 Post Captain Richard Pearson W031

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1779/09/23 Taken in action with the Bonhomme Richard off Flamborough Head B057
1779/09/23 Present at the Battle of Flamborough Head  

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

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1779/09/23 Battle of Flamborough Head

Notes on Ship
Wreck site
http://www.serapisproject.org/

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
W031 Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press

Last Updated :2009/06/20 at 11:21:08 by Cy

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