HMS Endymion (1797)

HMS Endymion
HMS Endymion defeating USS President

Emdymion-class (namesake ship), 1 of 6.
– 40-gun Fifth Rate (1797 – 1817)
– 50-gun Fourth Rate (1817 – 1859)

Stats

Tons: 1,468
Length: 159 ft
Beam: 41 ft
Draught: 12 ft
Speed: 14 knots
Complement: 300 (340 after 1812)
Armament:
– Upper Deck: 26 × 24-pounders (Nov 1803 – 17 May 1813: 26 × 18-pounders)
– Quarter Deck: 14 × 32-pounder carronades (1817 onwards: 16 × 32-pounder carronades)
– Forecastle Deck: 2 × 9-pounder guns plus 4 × 32-pounder carronades

Chronology

30 April 1795 – Order given to John Randall & Co, Rotherhithe.

November 1795 – Hull laid down.

29 March 1797Endymion launched.

12 June 1797 – Captain Thomas Williams commissioned the Endymion.

1801 – Captain Philip Charles Durham took command. (Captain Williams transferred to HMS Vanguard)

1859 – Became a receiving ship

1868 – Broken up

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