|Dutch ship Beschermer|
Figurehead of the ship Beschermer.
|Career (Dutch Republic)|
|Career (Batavian Republic)|
|Captured:||30 August 1799|
|Out of service:||Lent to the East India Dock Company in 1806|
Guard ship in 1801|
Store ship from 1805
|Fate:||Sold, September 1838|
|Class & type:||54-gun fourth rate ship of the line|
|Tons burthen:||1,051 67⁄94 (bm)|
145 ft 1 in (44.2 m) (gundeck)|
118 ft 7 in (36.1 m) (keel)
|Beam:||40 ft 10 in (12.4 m)|
|Depth of hold:||16 ft 4 in (5.0 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full rigged ship|
In British service
The Beschermer (Protector) was a Dutch 54-gun fourth rate ship of the line of the navy of the Dutch Republic, the Batavian Republic, and the Royal Navy. The order to construct the ship was given by the Admiralty of the Noorderkwartier.
In 1795, the ship was commissioned in the Batavian Navy.
In 1799, the Beschermer, under Captain Eilbrach, was surrendered to the British during the Vlieter Incident. In 1801, the Beschermer served as a guard ship in the Swin. She was fitted as a storeship in 1805. The Beschermer was lent to the East India Dock Company for use as a hulk at Blackwall in 1806 until she was sold for breaking up in September 1838.
Notes[edit | edit source]
- J.F. Fischer Fzn. De Delft: De dagjournalen met de complete en authentieke geschiedenis van 's Lands schip van oorlog Delft en de waarheid over de zeeslag bij Camperduin (Franeker: Van Wijnen, 1997), 135.
- J.F. Fischer Fzn. De Delft: De dagjournalen met de complete en authentieke geschiedenis van 's Lands schip van oorlog Delft en de waarheid over de zeeslag bij Camperduin (Franeker: Van Wijnen, 1997), 342.
- Winfield. British Warships of the Age of Sail 1793–1817. p. 269.
References[edit | edit source]
- Winfield, Rif (2007). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1.