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HBMS Polyphemus (1782)

Page history last edited by Cy 15 years ago

Polyphemus, 64 Guns


Details
Nationality British
Ordered 1773/12/01 B057
Laid Down 1776/01/00 B057
Launched 1782/04/27 B028
Shipyard Sheerness B028
Design Class Intrepid Class (1765)
Designer John Williams B057
Constructor Henry Peake B057
Rate Third Rate
Type Ship of the Line
Out Service 1827/09/15 B028
Fate Broken Up B028

Dimensions
B057   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 160' 0" Imperial Feet 48.77
Length of Keel 133' 3" Imperial Feet 40.61
Breadth 44' 7" Imperial Feet 13.59
Depth in Hold 19' 0" Imperial Feet 5.79
Draught Forward 11' 0" Imperial Feet 3.35
Draught Aft 16' 9" Imperial Feet 5.11
Burthen 1,40873/94 Tons BM

Armament
1782/04/27 B064 Broadside Weight = 600
Lower Gun Deck 26 British 24-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck 26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck 10 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle 2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1777 500 Design Complement  

Flag Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1796 1800 Vice-Admiral of the Red Robert Brice Kingsmill B057
1806/10 1808/01 Rear-Admiral of the White George Murray B057
1808/05 1811 Vice-Admiral of the White Bartholomew Samuel Rowley B057
1811/12 1812/01 Vice-Admiral of the White Charles Stirling B057
Commanders
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1782/04 1782/11 Post Captain William Clement Finch B057
1782/12 1783/06 Post Captain John Ford B057
1794/04 1800 Post Captain George Lumsdaine B057
1800/08 1806/06 Post Captain John Lawford B057
1806/06 1806/09 Post Captain Robert Redmill B057
1806/09 1806/10 Post Captain Joseph Ore Masefield B057
1806/10 1806/10 Post Captain John Broughton B057
1806/10 1808/05 Post Captain Peter Heywood B057
1808/05 1811/03 Post Captain William Pryce Cumby B057
1811/03 1811/10 Post Captain Thomas Graves B057
1811/10 1811/12 Commander Nicholas Lechmere Pateshall B057
1811/12 1812/01 Post Captain Cornelius Quinton B057
1812/01 1812/11 Post Captain Peter John Douglas B057
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1809 1810 Flag Lieutenant John Alexander B082
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1800/08 1803 Midshipman Andrew O'Brien B080
1809/07 Aboard Midshipman George Argles B082

Service Record
Date Notes Source
1782/04 Commissioned B057
1782/07/24 Completed at Sheerness DY at a cost of £37,218.5.5d B057
1782/10/20 Present at the Battle of Cape Spartel  
1782/12/08 Arrived in the West Indies B057
1783/06 Returned home and paid off B057
1783/12 Began small repair at Chatham B057
1784/09 Completed small repair at a cost of £6,371.10.10d B057
1793/04 Recommissioned B057
1793/12 Began small repair at Chatham B057
1794/06 Completed small repair at a cost of £8,771.0.0d B057
1795/10/22 Present at the capture of the Overijssel B057
1796 Became flagship on the Irish station B057
1796/05 Began refitting at Plymouth B057
1796/07 Completed refitting at a cost of £5,605.0.0d B057
1796/12 In company with the Apollo took the privateer Deux Amis B057
1797/01/05 Took the Tortue (40) off Ireland B057
1797/06 Began making good defects at Plymouth B057
1797/08 Completed making good defects at a cost of £2,987.0.0d B057
1799/11 Began fitting at Chatham B057
1800/03 Completed fitting at a cost of £12,753.0.0d B057
1801/04/02 Present at the Battle of Copenhagen  
1802/04 Paid off into ordinary B057
1804/03 Began fitting at Chatham B057
1804/07 Recommissioned B057
1804/07 Recommissioned for the Channel fleet B057
1804/09 Completed fitting at a cost of £0.0.0d B057
1805/10/21 Present at the Battle of Trafalgar, 2 Killed, 4 Wounded  
1808/01 Began refitting at Portsmouth B057
1808/02 Completed refitting at a cost of £0.0.0d B057
1808/07/02 Sailed for Jamaica B057
1812/11 Paid off B057
1813/03 Began refitting at Chatham B057
1813/09 Completed refitting at a cost of £0.0.0d B057
1813/09 Completed conversion to a powder hulk B057
1815 Placed in ordinary B057
1815 Moved to the Medway as a powder hulk B057
1826/02 Began refitting at Chatham B057
1826/04 Completed refitting at a cost of £0.0.0d B057
1826/04 Completed fitting for ordinary B057
1827/09/15 Broken up at Chatham B057

Fleets
Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
Fleet for the relief of Gibraltar 1782 Admiral of the Blue Richard Howe 1782/09/00 1782/12/00

Actions & Battles
Date Source
1782/10/20 Battle of Cape Spartel
1801/04/02 Battle of Copenhagen
1805/10/21 Battle of Trafalgar

Notes on Ship
No Notes Entered

Sources
Id Link or Description Author
B057 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield
B082 The Navy List 1865 The Admiralty
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien

Last Updated :2009/04/02 at 19:30:35 by Cy

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