Speedy

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig 'Le Speedy' (1794) (14)
Captured25.3.1795BWAS-1714
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Captured3.7.1801BWAS-1714
BecomesFrench brig 'Le Saint Pierre' (1801) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 3"Imperial Feet23.7839 
Length of Keel59' 0"Imperial Feet17.9832 
Breadth25' 9"Imperial Feet7.6657 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Forward5' 2"Imperial Feet1.5748 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen208 894Imperial Feet0.0022 

Armament


3.1795Broadside Weight = 31 Imperial Pound ( 14.0588 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.179590 BWAS-1714
6.5.180154 TRN4

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1796 - 8.1797CommanderThomas ElphinstoneBWAS-171426.7.1797 - 1.9.1798CommanderHugh Downman (1765-1858)ref:6161.1799 - 3.1800CommanderJahleel Brenton (1770-1844)BWAS-171428.3.1800 - 3.7.1801CommanderThomas Cochrane (1775-1860)BWAS-171428.3.1800 - 3.7.1801CaptainThomas Cochrane (1775-1860)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
31.5.1796Action of 1796-05-31
13.9.1797Took the Privateer Schooner Palma (2) BG
11.5.1800Took the Privateer L'Intrépide (6) BG
9.6.1800Action of 1800-06-09
25.6.1800Took the Privateer Asuncion (10) off Bastia
19.7.1800Took the Privateer La Constitution off Caprea
6.5.1801Speedy vs Gamo


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TRN4The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IVWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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