Achates

2858
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.11.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1807BWAS-1793
Launched1.2.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
Constructor Samuel Brent (1760-1814)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked7.2.1810BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 2"Imperial Feet27.4828 
Length of Keel73' 10"Imperial Feet22.2504 
Breadth24' 7 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 5"Imperial Feet1.9558 
Draught Aft9' 4"Imperial Feet2.8448 
Burthen238 1494Tons BM 

Armament


1.2.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
26.2.1808 - 2.1809Commander Hugh Cameron (d.1809)BWAS-17932.1809 - 7.2.1810Commander Thomas PintoBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
1.2.1808Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
31.2.1808Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.7.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
12.12.1809Took the Brig-Corvette La Nisus (16) at Guadeloupe
7.2.1810Wrecked off GuadeloupeBWAS-1793

 

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