Acorn

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.10.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1806BWAS-1793
Launched30.10.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBideford - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor George CrockerBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up5.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet32.9375 
Length of Keel90' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth29' 10"Imperial Feet8.8392 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen429 4994Tons BM 

Armament


30.10.1807Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.4.1808 - 14.2.1811Commander Robert ClephaneBWAS-179314.2.1811 - 31.8.1812Captain George Miller Bligh (1780-1834)BWAS-179325.6.1813 - 4.1814Captain George HendersonBWAS-17934.1814 - 31.12.1815Captain Joseph PriorBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1.1811 - 2.1811Acting Lieutenant Thomas BoardmanNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1814 - 4.1814Midshipman John Budgen (1794-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
26.1.1809 - 4.18111st Class Volunteer Joseph ArguimbauNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
29.2.1808Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
22.5.1808Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
28.5.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
28.7.1809Attack at Duino
1810In the AdriaticBWAS-1793
1812Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
1.1813Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
6.1813RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1813Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1817In Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
5.1819Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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