Zebra

2829
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.8.1779BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down10.1779BWAS-1714
Named16.9.1779BWAS-1714
Launched31.8.1780BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardGravesend - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassZebra Class
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorWilliam CleverleyBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold13.8.1812BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck98' 0"Imperial Feet29.8704 
Length of Keel80' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet24.3904 
Breadth27' 5 ½"Imperial Feet8.2423 
Depth in Hold13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9963 
Burthen314 4294Tons BM 

Armament


31.8.1780Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1791Broadside Weight = 55 Imperial Pound ( 24.9428 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel
Forecastle2 British 4-Pounder

4.1798Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.8.1779125Design Complement
4.179867as bomb vesselBWAS-1714

21 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.8.1780 - 13.4.1782CommanderJohn Bourchier (1747-1808) ADM 6/22/160BWAS-171423.4.1782 - 9.4.1783CommanderEdward Longcroft ADM 6/23/39BWAS-17149.4.1783 - 16.3.1786CommanderEdward Pakenham (d.1798) ADM 6/23/112
Issued by Hugh Pigot (1722-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 15.8.1783
BWAS-1714
9.3.1787 - 27.3.1790CommanderCharles Boyles ADM 6/23/387BWAS-171427.3.1790 - 22.11.1790CommanderRobert Allaster Forbes (d.1795) ADM 6/24/21BWAS-17149.1.1791 - 2.5.1792CommanderWilliam Brown ADM 6/24/109
Commission confirmed 1.3.1791
BWAS-1714
12.6.1793 - 3.1794CommanderRobert Faulknor (1763-1795): on board from 16.6.1793 ADM 6/24/245BWAS-171420.3.1794 - 22.4.1794CommanderRichard Bowen (1761-1797)BWAS-171423.4.1794LieutenantLancelot Skynner (1766-1799)BWAS-171423.4.1794 - 3.1795CommanderGeorge VaughanBWAS-171423.3.1795 - 1.1796CommanderNorborn ThompsonBWAS-17141.1796 - 11.1796CommanderDavid M'IverBWAS-171411.1796 - 3.1797CommanderJohn Hurst (d.1797)BWAS-17144.1798 - 3.12.1799CommanderThomas SparkeBWAS-17143.12.1799 - 1803CommanderEdward Snyd ClayBWAS-17141803 - 1804CommanderWilliam Beauchamp ProctorBWAS-17148.1804 - 1805CommanderWilliam Standway ParkinsonBWAS-17141805 - 3.1806LieutenantGeorge HarrisBWAS-17143.1806 - 1807CommanderThomas WhinyatesBWAS-171425.3.1807 - 13.10.1807CommanderWilliam Bowles (1780-1869)NBD18491.1809 - 5.1809CommanderGeorge Barne Trollope (1779-1850)BWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.12.1783 - 23.12.1784LieutenantHenry William Bayntun (1766-1840)ref:6161794LieutenantHenry HillADM 171/813.6.1808 - 9.1.1809Acting LieutenantJames BanceNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1794UnknownJoseph BassADM 171/8

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1779Began building at Gravesend - Kent BWAS-1714
31.8.1780Completed building at Gravesend - Kent at a cost of £7917.12.11dBWAS-1714
1.9.1780Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
11.11.1780Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
1781In the Downs squadronBWAS-1714
10.2.1781Took the Privateer Revanche (18) off Beachy Head
10.2.1782Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
12.4.1782Battle of the Saintes
1783In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1786Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
10.1786Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £2005.0.0dBWAS-1714
1.1787Began coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
5.1787Completed coppering and fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3676.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1789Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
5.1789Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1066.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
22.11.1790Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
4.1793Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
16.6.1793

Recommissioned

TNC
7.1793Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4817.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.11.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
20.3.1794Attack on Fort Louis, MartiniqueBWAS-1714
30.11.1794Took the Unrated Schooner La Carmagnole (10) off St Lucia
10.10.1795Took the Unrated le Brutus (10)
2.1796Took a privateer off TrinidadBWAS-1714
12.9.1796Took the Privateer La Victoire (6) off Tobago
4.1798Recommissioned as a Bomb VesselBWAS-1714
4.1798Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
4.1798Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1798Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7392.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
3.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
5.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
23.7.1804Bombardment of Le Havre
1.8.1804Bombardment of Le Havre
23.8.1807Aciton of 1807-08-23
1808In the BalticBWAS-1714
5.1809Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1714
13.8.1812Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM 171/8ADM 171/8 Surviving officers and men entitled to clasps of the Naval GSM for actions from 1793 -1827British AdmiraltyDocument
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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