Acheron

2860
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardWhitby - Yorkshire BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1793
Captured4.2.1805BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 3"Imperial Feet32.9279 
Length of Keel85' 9"Imperial Feet25.9537 
Breadth29' 2"Imperial Feet8.8448 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen388Tons BM 

Armament


10.1803Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar
Upper Gun Deck8 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
67Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1803 - 4.2.1805CommanderArthur FarquharBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
28.10.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
2.3.1804Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
4.2.1805Action of 1805-02-04


Notes on Ship


Origin
Mercantile New Grove, built at Whitby in 1799

 

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