Albatross

2958
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
Named20.6.1795BWAS-1793
Launched30.12.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRochester BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlbatross Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorCharles RossBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold1807BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Length of Keel73' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet22.2695 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 2"Imperial Feet1.8796 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen366 3894Tons BM 

Armament


30.12.1795Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.4.1795121Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.1.1796 - 1798CommanderGeorge ScottBWAS-179316.5.1798 - 12.6.1799CommanderCharles Adam (1780-1853)NBD184912.6.1799 - 8.1.1801CommanderWilliam WallerBWAS-17938.1.1801 - 4.4.1802CaptainWilliam WallerBWAS-179322.4.1802 - 3.3.1804CommanderGeorge StuartBWAS-17936.1804 - 10.4.1805LieutenantJohn BattBWAS-179310.4.1805 - 1.1807CommanderJohn BattBWAS-17931.1807 - 4.1807CommanderJohn Bastard (d.1835)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1795Began building at Rochester BWAS-1793
30.12.1795Completed building at Rochester at a cost of £5105.0.0dBWAS-1793
30.12.1795Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
14.3.1796Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £5118.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.9.1797Took the Privateer Schooner Braave (5) off the Naze
14.11.1797Took the Privateer Lugger L'Emouchet (8) off the Dutch coast
1799Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
12.11.1800Took the Privateer Sloop L'Adèle (12) in the Ocean Indian at the Latitude 18 Deg. N. Longitude 91 Deg. E.BG
23.3.1801Took the Privateer Corvette La Gloire (16) in the East Indies at the Latitude 15 Deg. 17 Min. N. Longitude 87 Deg. E.BG
4.1807Condemned and sold at BombayBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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