Childers3602
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1777/09/30BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1778/04/03BWAS-1714
Launched1778/09/07BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJames MenetonBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBrig-Sloop
Sailing RigBrig
Broken Up1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck79' 0"Imperial Feet24.0792
Length of Keel60' 9 ½"Imperial Feet18.3007
Breadth25' 3"Imperial Feet7.6352
Depth in Hold10' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet3.0671
Burthen206 1594Tons BM

Armament

1778/10Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg) BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12British 1/2-Pound Swivel
1793Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg) BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1778/1080BWAS-1714

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1778/101780/01CommanderWilliam PeacockBWAS-1714
1780/01/271781/02/03CommanderThe Hon. John Whitmore ChetwyndBWAS-1714
1781/071781/10/27CommanderChadwick LyndonBWAS-1714
1781/101783/08CommanderDavid MackayBWAS-1714
1789/111790/06CommanderRichard Incledon BuryBWAS-1714
1791/011793/05/24CommanderRobert BarlowBWAS-1714
1793/061794/03CommanderJoshua MulockBWAS-1714
1794/031795/03CommanderRobert WarburtonBWAS-1714
1795/03/101795/10/31CommanderRichard DacresBWAS-1714
1795/121796/12/05CommanderStephen PoyntzBWAS-1714
1796/12/051799/03CommanderJames O'BryenBWAS-1714
1798/02UnknownCommanderJohn AllenNBD1849
1799/02/141802/04/29CommanderJames Coutts CrawfordBWAS-1714
1802/071802/11CommanderJohn DelafonsBWAS-1714
1803/081805/04/10CommanderSir William BoltonBWAS-1714
1805/07/201806/03CommanderJohn LakeBWAS-1714
1806/031808CommanderThomas InnesBWAS-1714
18081809CommanderJoseph PackwoodBWAS-1714
18091809CommanderFrancis John NottBWAS-1714
18091811/01CommanderJoseph PackwoodBWAS-1714

Petty Officers

FromToRankNameSource
1791/061792Master's MateSamuel ButcherNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1779Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1781Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1782/03/25Took the Privateer Brig Lady Greene  
1783/08Paid offBWAS-1714
1789/11RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1790/06Paid offBWAS-1714
1791/01RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1793Re-classed as a 14 gun Unrated Brig-Sloop  
1793/01/02Fired on by a shore battery at Brest while standing into the harbour. This was the first hostile act of the French Revolutionary WarsBWAS-1714
1793/02/15Took the Privateer Le Patriote  
1793/03/14Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Triton  
1795/09/03Took the Unrated Cutter La Vigilante off St. Brieux 
1796/04/14Took the Privateer Cutter La Bonne Espérance  
1796/11/13Took the Unrated Corvette L'Etna  
1798/01/04Took the Privateer Le Vengeur in the Channel 
1798/08/03Capture of the Aventurier 
1798/08/04Took the Unrated Brig L'Aventurier at Correjou by boat attack 
1799/03/29

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
1799/05/03Joined Lord Keith off Cadiz and was sent to Gibraltar as escort to three transportsTRN3
1802/11Paid offBWAS-1714
1803/08Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1806/03In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1808In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1808/03/14Childers vs Lougen 
1808/10/19Took the Privateer Frernskanten  
1811/01Paid offBWAS-1714
1811/02Broken upBWAS-1714


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
TRN3 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 
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