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Arachne

3098
Nominal Guns16
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.8.1808
Keel Laid Down9.1808
Launched18.2.1809
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardSandwich - Kent
Ship ClassCruizer Class (1797)
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
Constructor
Thomas HillsBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold1.1837

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 2 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 9"Imperial Feet23.5023 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen386 7794Tons BM 

Armament


18.2.1809Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

13 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1809 - 12.8.1812Commander
Samuel ChambersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1818
BWAS-1793
13.8.1812 - 1813Commander
Charles Hope WatsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1814
BWAS-1793
1813 - 6.6.1814Lieutenant
Robert James GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1819
BWAS-1793
6.6.1814 - 1815Commander
William Mackenzie GodfreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1822
BWAS-1793
11.1823 - 11.1825Commander
Henry Ducie ChadsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1863
BWAS-1793
11.1825 - 2.12.1825Commander
John DawsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1825
BWAS-1793
2.12.1825 - 20.5.1826Lieutenant
Andrew BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1826
NBD1849
20.5.1826 - 12.1826Commander
Andrew BairdBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1826
NBD1849
11.1826 - 9.1827Commander
William Robert Ashley PettmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1827
BWAS-1793
9.1827 - 14.4.1828Commander
George W C CourtenayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1831
BWAS-1793
14.4.1828 - 7.1829Commander
Henry SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1854
BWAS-1793
14.7.1829 - 7.1830Commander
Horatio S. NixonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1830
BWAS-1793
29.4.1834 - 10.12.1835Commander
James BurneyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1835
NBD1849

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.5.1809 - 1813Lieutenant
Edward BoysBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NBD1849
10.2.1815 - 7.1816Lieutenant
Michael QuinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1863
NBD1849
23.8.1828 - 1830Lieutenant
Robert KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1828-1838
NBD1849
8.11.1828 - 22.11.1830Lieutenant
Francis Price BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1851
BWAS-1714
15.7.1831 - 1.5.1834Lieutenant
Archibald Gibson BulmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1828-1844
NBD1849
2.9.1834 - 5.12.1835Lieutenant
James Thomas CaldwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1830-1844
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
26.3.1809Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.5.1809Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
27.8.1809Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6256.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.4.1811Took the Privateer
L'Ambuscade (14) 1811-1811
French 14 Gun
Privateer
off Beachy Head

28.3.1812Took the Privateer
Le Petit Jean (16) 1811-1812
French 16 Gun
Privateer
in the Channel

1.1815Began making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1815Completed making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7428.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
4.1819Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1820Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9369.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1823RecommissionedBWAS-1793
11.1823Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
11.1823Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1824Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5278.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.9.1824Arrived off RangoonTRN6
19.9.1824Actions in the Rangoon River
1.1831Began small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.1831Recommissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
9.1831Completed small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8671.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1837Sold in the West Indies to John Small Sedger for £1,110BWAS-1793

 

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