Nominal GunsUnknownBWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorPrivate Owners
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeUnknown
Bought by the Navy6.1804BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish fire vessel 'Rifleman' (1804) (4)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 2"Imperial Feet24.4348 
Length of Keel61' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet18.6119 
Breadth22' 3"Imperial Feet6.7437 
Burthen162 1094Tons BM 


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 14:07

#2126 p.249
Telegraphe corsair of St:Mahlo 1799-1800
master N.Guillemin
136tx 91/78 men 14 guns
Mar 1800 captured by HMS Kangaroo of 16 guns

Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 14:02

Gore's Liverpool General Advertiser - Thursday 03 April 1800


... a French privateer, captured H.M Sloop, Kangaroo, a .. vessel, remarkablywell founded, pierced for 18 guns, has 14 .. and four mounted, of the following dimnensions; Length alost; 84 feet, breadth of Beam 22 feet, Depth from Deck to Skin 10ft, and admeasures about 159 tons.

For inventory and particulars apply to John Roche, or G.R.H.... there

Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 13:57

She could not be built by Perry, Blackwall as the Yard list of Blackwall exist, and was for example published in "Shipbuilders of the Thames and Medway" by Banbury.

Register of shipping 1804 listed
Telegrpah owned by John Illgulden
8 years old built France 160t 14ft draft
master J.Wood Coastal service

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