Gunboat No. 6 -> 1797 Acute

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Named7.8.1797BWAS-1793
Launched4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAcute ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793
Sold10.1802BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish brig 'Acute' (1813) (12)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 3"Imperial Feet22.8752 
Length of Keel61' 9 ½"Imperial Feet18.6055 
Breadth22' 1 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Forward3' 8"Imperial Feet1.1176 
Draught Aft6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen160 8494Tons BM 

Armament


6.1797Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck2 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.179750EstablishmentBWAS-1714

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1797 - 1798LieutenantJeremiah SeaverBWAS-179311.1798 - 6.1800LieutenantAnthony Thompson (d.1824)BWAS-17936.1800 - 2.1802LieutenantJeremiah SeaverBWAS-17932.1802 - 4.1802LieutenantRobert Bones (d.1813)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
12.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.6.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed AcuteBWAS-1793
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
6.1798coppering at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1793


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820) 

Notes on Ship



Originally named Gunboat number 6

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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