Chaser

19847
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench corvette 'Le Chasseur' (1782) (18)
Captured16.1.1783BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.1783BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1774
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold28.8.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Length of Keel76' 9"Imperial Feet23.2029 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Burthen320Tons BM 

Armament


4.1783Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1783 - 26.4.1783CommanderJohn Parry Dyer (d.1803) ADM 6/23/232
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 20.7.1784
ADM 6/23
26.4.1783 - 5.5.1785CommanderEdward Buller (1764-1824) ADM 6/23/229
Issued by Edward Hughes (1720-1794), East Indies - Asia
Commission confirmed 7.7.1784
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
20.6.17832nd Battle of Cuddalore
22.7.1784Arrived at DeptfordBWAS-1714
28.8.1784Sold at Deptford for £1,200BWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
 

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