Adder

2888
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.11.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1805BWAS-1793
Launched9.11.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConfounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorObidiah AylesBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Wrecked9.12.1806BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet25.6223 
Length of Keel69' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet21.0534 
Breadth22' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet6.7247 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen180 5394Tons BM 

Armament


9.11.1805Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser1 British 12-Pounder
Stern Chaser1 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180450Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1806 - 9.12.1806LieutenantMolyneaux ShuldhamBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
31.1.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
28.5.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.12.1806Grounded and wrecked near Abrevel, BrittanyBWAS-1793


Sources


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

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