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Zephyr

2835
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.6.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1808BWAS-1793
Launched29.4.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCrocus ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Nicholas DiddamsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up29.1.1818BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Length of Keel72' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet21.9647 
Breadth25' 6"Imperial Feet7.6505 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen251 4194Tons BM 

Armament


28.4.1809Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.3.180786Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
24.6.1809 - 8.1811Commander
Francis George DickinsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
BWAS-1793
8.1811 - 20.6.1814Commander
Thomas Cuthbert HichensBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1814
BWAS-1793
20.6.1814 - 19.12.1814Commander
Richard CreykeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1814
BWAS-1793
19.12.1814 - 8.10.1816Commander
George Frederick RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1845
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.2.1812 - 8.1813Lieutenant
Christopher William BettyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1832
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
29.4.1809Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1809Commissioned for the Downs and the ChannelBWAS-1793
17.8.1809Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.12.1811Took the Privateer
La Victoire (16) 1811-1811
French 16 Gun
Privateer
off Dieppe

10.12.1812Took the Schooner
Antelope (10) 1812-1812
American 10 Gun
Privateer Schooner
off Dieppe

22.4.1813Sailed with a convoy to the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1815Sailed to St HelenaBWAS-1793
6.1816Paid offBWAS-1793
29.1.1818Sold at Plymouth to Thomas Pitman for £820BWAS-1793

 

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