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HBMUS Ontario (1780)

Page history last edited by PBworks 11 years, 8 months ago

Ontario, 16 Guns

 

Details

NationalityBritish
Launched1780/05/10
ShipyardCarlton Island
DesignerJohnathon Coleman
ConstructorJohnathon Coleman
RateUnrated
TypeBrig-Sloop
Out Service1780/10/31
FateFoundered

 

Dimensions

SourceWarships of the Great lakes
Length of Gundeck77' 0"
Length of Keel68' 0"
Breadth25' 6"
Depth in Hold9' 3"
Burthen231

 

Armament

Date1780/05B068
Gun Deck16British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4British 4-Pounder
Forecastle2British 4-Pounder

 

Crew

DateMenNotesSource
1780/0540Establishment and actualB068

 

Flag Officers

Date FromDate toRank/PositionNameSource

 

Commanders

Date FromDate toRankNameSource
1780/051780/11/01CommanderJames AndrewsB068

 

Officers

Date FromDate ToRank/PositionNameSource

 

Service record

 

Actions & Battles

DateSource

 

Notes

Rigged as a Snow.

 

Spent the summer of 1780 acting as a transport between Fort Niagara and Carlton Island.

 

When she sank she took her entire crew, a company of the 24th Regiment of Foot and several army officers including the commander of Fort Niagara.

 

The wreck was located in 2008. See here for some details http://www.shipwreckworld.com/story/gallery/photo41-120.aspx

 

Sources

B068Warships of the Great lakes

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