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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1793BWAS-1793
Launched8.10.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPylades ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Captured14.5.1794BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench corvette 'Le Alerte' (1794) (16)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck105' 3"Imperial Feet32.0192 
Length of Keel86' 9 ½"Imperial Feet26.2255 
Breadth28' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen365 1694Tons BM 

Armament


8.10.1793Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.10.1793 - 14.5.1794Commander Charles Smyth ADM 6/24/277BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
8.10.1793Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
22.1.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4490.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1794Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1793
14.5.1794Taken by Unite (32) off the coast of Ireland

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 16th of July 2012 20:42

May 1794 Alert 16 sloop taken by Unitie 40 off Ireland

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