Gunboat No. 17 -> 1797 Adder

2887
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1797BWAS-1793
Launched22.4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAcute ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Frances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793
Broken Up2.1805BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 3"Imperial Feet22.8752 
Length of Keel61' 10 ½"Imperial Feet18.6055 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold7' 11 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft6' 2"Imperial Feet1.8796 
Burthen160 4794Tons BM 

Armament


22.4.1797Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.179750Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1797 - 1.1798Lieutenant Valens ComynBWAS-17931.1798 - 5.1798Lieutenant John Joyce (d.1839)BWAS-17931.1800 - 1.1805Lieutenant George WoodBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
22.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
29.5.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed AdderBWAS-1793
5.1798Began rebuilding at Rochester - Kent BWAS-1793
6.1798coppering at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1798Completed rebuilding at Rochester - Kent BWAS-1793
1.1805Paid off as 'Unserviceable'BWAS-1793
2.1805Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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