Anacreon

3048
Nominal Guns16
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer brig 'L'Anacréon' (1791) (16)
Captured22.6.1799
First Commissioned11.1799
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders BWAS-1714
Designed byLouis Jean Baptiste Bretocq (1774-1855)BWAS-1714
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold1802

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck76' 5 ½"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Length of Keel60' 5 ½"Imperial Feet18.3007 
Breadth21' 8"Imperial Feet6.604 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen150 8994Tons BM 

Armament


11.1799Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.179960 BWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1799 - 1.1800LieutenantJohn SimpsonBWAS-17931.1800 - 3.1800LieutenantGrant Allan (d.1843)BWAS-17933.1800 - 7.1801LieutenantJohn GuyonBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
9.7.1799Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
11.1799Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1524.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.3.1800

Sailed from Portsmouth on a cruise

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25.4.1800

Arrived at Portsmouth

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26.4.1800

Sailed from Portsmouth

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16.6.1800

Arrived at Portsmouth

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29.3.1801

Retook the ship Friendship, taken by the privateer La Pluton, Charles La Niece.

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1802Sold at Sheerness during the WinterBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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