Albacore

2950
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1793BWAS-1793
Launched19.11.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPylades Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck105' 3"Imperial Feet32.0192 
Length of Keel86' 9 ½"Imperial Feet26.2255 
Breadth28' 2"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward7' 7"Imperial Feet2.3114 
Draught Aft11' 5"Imperial Feet3.4798 
Burthen365 7894Tons BM 

Armament


19.11.1793Broadside Weight = 49 Imperial Pound ( 22.2216 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1793121Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
30.11.1793 - 6.1795CommanderGeorge Parker (1767-1847) ADM 6/24/287BWAS-17936.1795CommanderRichard FellowesBWAS-17936.1795 - 1.1796CommanderThe Hon. Philip WodehouseBWAS-17931.1796 - 6.2.1796CommanderGeorge EyreBWAS-17936.2.1796 - 13.12.1796CommanderRobert WinthropBWAS-17932.1797 - 17.8.1798CommanderSamuel Peter Forster (d.1840)BWAS-17938.10.1798 - 10.1799CommanderThomas WhiteBWAS-179310.1799 - 1800LieutenantJohn ChilcottBWAS-1793

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
8.11.1796 - 3.17971st Class VolunteerJohn Thomas Young (1782-1848)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1793Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
19.11.1793Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
19.11.1793Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £4409.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.1.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4376.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
3.5.1796Took the Unrated Brig L'Athénienne (14) off Barbados
17.1.1797Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
8.1797Took the Privateer La Nantaise (3)


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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