Rattlesnake

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered17.1.1788BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.7.1789BWAS-1793
Named23.10.1788BWAS-1793
Launched7.1.1791BWAS-1793
First Commissioned2.1721BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassHound Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas PhillipsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold3.11.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel83' 1 ½"Imperial Feet25.3111 
Breadth27' 2"Imperial Feet8.2369 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward8' 1"Imperial Feet2.4638 
Draught Aft11' 5"Imperial Feet3.4798 
Burthen326 2894Tons BM 

Armament


7.1.1791Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.1.1791125Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.9.1790 - 15.2.1791CommanderEdward Riou (1762-1801) ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/2415.2.1791 - 2.9.1791CommanderJoseph Sydney Yorke (1768-1831) ADM 6/24/107BWAS-17932.9.1791 - 4.2.1793CommanderJoseph Sydney Yorke (1768-1831) ADM 6/24/131ADM 6/2420.2.1793 - 4.4.1794CommanderAlexander Mouat (c.1761-1793) ADM 6/24/212BWAS-179323.1.1794 - 4.4.1794CommanderMathew Henry Scott (d.1837) ADM 6/25/90BWAS-17933.1794 - 9.1796CommanderEdward RamageBWAS-17934.4.1794 - 6.7.1794Commanderd'Arcy Preston (d.1847) ADM 6/25/61
Commission confirmed 15.7.1794
BWAS-1793
6.7.1794CommanderJohn Larkan (d.1830) ADM 6/25/56ref:98911.8.1794 - 3.1794CommanderJohn William Spranger (d.1822) ADM 6/25/74BWAS-179310.1796 - 3.1797CommanderAndrew Todd (d.1803)BWAS-17933.1797 - 7.1797CommanderJames Anthony GardinerBWAS-17939.1797 - 12.1797CommanderWilliam DurbanBWAS-17931801 - 1802CaptainRoger Curtis (d.1802)ref:997

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1801 - 1802LieutenantWilliam Gilchristref:997

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1801 - 1802PurserPeter John Stokesref:9971801 - 1802MasterG Boxref:9971801 - 1802SurgeonWilliam Thompsonref:997

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
18011802British ships on the Cape of Good Hope Station, 1801Sir Roger Curtis (Baronet ) (1746-1816)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ref:989ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
ref:997African Kalendar for MDCCCIIH H SmithBook
 

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