Alacrity

2942
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.1.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1806BWAS-1793
Launched13.11.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWilliam Rowe's Yard - Newcastle upon Tyne - River Tyne BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam RoweBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Captured26.5.1811BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench brig 'L'Alacrity' (1811) (18)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 10 ½"Imperial Feet30.1879 
Length of Keel77' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet3.6767 
Draught Forward6' 8"Imperial Feet2.032 
Draught Aft11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen382 2394Tons BM 

Armament


13.11.1806Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1807 - 9.1807CommanderWilliam CroftBWAS-17939.1807 - 26.5.1811CommanderNisbet Palmer (d.1811)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1811 - 26.5.1811LieutenantThomas Gwynne Rees (d.1811)BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1811 - 26.5.1811BoatswainJames FlaxmanTRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
7.12.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
31.3.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
29.3.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
26.5.1811Alacrity vs Abeille
26.5.1811Taken by L'Abeille (18) TRN5


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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