Arab

3095
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer corvette 'Le Brave' (1797) (22)
Captured24.4.1798BWAS-1793
First Commissioned12.1798BWAS-1793
ShipyardNantes - Brittany BWAS-1714
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Wrecked20.9.1810BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck109' 11"Imperial Feet33.226 
Length of Keel88' 10"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Breadth32' 8 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold14' 3"Imperial Feet4.2863 
Burthen505 4894Tons BM 

Armament


12.1798Broadside Weight = 122 Imperial Pound ( 55.327 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.1798 - 11.1.1799Commander Peter SpicerBWAS-179311.1.1799 - 13.9.1800Captain Thomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)NAO1.1801 - 1802Captain John Perkins (d.1812)BWAS-17931802 - 1803Captain Robert Fanshawe (d.1804)BWAS-17938.1803 - 1804Captain Thomas Cochrane (1775-1860)BWAS-17931805 - 1810Captain Keith Maxwell (d.1822)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1806 - 14.1.1808Acting Lieutenant Francis Charles Annesley (d.1846)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.11.1803 - 10.12.1804Acting Master James Sutherland (d.1814)ADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
12.5.1798Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
11.1798Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
29.12.1798

Undocked at Plymouth

TNC
4.1799Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
23.4.1799Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
16.4.1801Occupation of St. Eustatia and Saba in the Dutch West IndiesBWAS-1793
8.1803Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
17.7.1805Action off Calais
20.9.1810Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 13th of November 2019 18:36

In early July 1799 that there was a serious outbreak of yellow fever on board Arab, something from which ten of the Ship's company would die, including its carpenter Jeremiah Driscoll. The journal of the ship's surgeon, Thomas Tappen, contains an interesting and detailed account of the symptoms these men experienced, together with his treatment for the fever, including the use of bloodletting and the administering of calomel

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