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
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorThomas Hills
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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1809 - 12.8.1812CommanderSamuel ChambersBWAS-179313.8.1812 - 1813CommanderCharles Hope WatsonBWAS-17931813 - 6.6.1814LieutenantRobert James GordonBWAS-17936.6.1814 - 1815CommanderWilliam Mackenzie GodfreyBWAS-179311.1823 - 11.1825CommanderHenry Ducie Chads (1788-1868)BWAS-179311.1825 - 2.12.1825CommanderJohn Dawson (d.1825)BWAS-17932.12.1825 - 20.5.1826LieutenantAndrew Baird (d.1881)NBD184920.5.1826 - 12.1826CommanderAndrew Baird (d.1881)NBD184911.1826 - 9.1827CommanderWilliam Robert Ashley PettmanBWAS-17939.1827 - 14.4.1828CommanderGeorge W C CourtenayBWAS-179314.4.1828 - 7.1829CommanderHenry SmithBWAS-179314.7.1829 - 7.1830CommanderHoratio S. NixonBWAS-179329.4.1834 - 10.12.1835CommanderJames BurneyNBD1849

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.5.1809 - 1813LieutenantEdward BoysNBD184910.2.1815 - 7.1816LieutenantMichael Quin (1791-1870)NBD184923.8.1828 - 1830LieutenantRobert KerrNBD18498.11.1828 - 22.11.1830LieutenantFrancis Price Blackwood (1809-1854)BWAS-171415.7.1831 - 1.5.1834LieutenantArchibald Gibson BulmanNBD18492.9.1834 - 5.12.1835LieutenantJames Thomas CaldwellNBD1849

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) off Beachy Head
28.3.1812Took the Privateer Le Petit Jean (16) 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  
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  
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
TRN6The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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