Archer

3102
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.12.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1801BWAS-1793
Launched2.4.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn & William WellsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig
Sold14.12.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0 ⅞"Imperial Feet24.4062 
Length of Keel65' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet19.8184 
Breadth22' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Draught Forward5' 6 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Draught Aft7' 3 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen179 2994Tons BM 

Armament


2.4.1801Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1801 - 7.1804LieutenantJohn Sherriff (d.1807)BWAS-17937.1804 - 1808LieutenantJohn Price (d.1828)BWAS-17931809 - 1812LieutenantLawrence SmithBWAS-179315.4.1811 - 16.2.1812LieutenantMichael Fitton (1765-1852)NBD18491812 - 5.1812LieutenantGeorge Elliott (d.1814)BWAS-17931.1813 - 1815CommanderWilliam SlaughterBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
31.3.1814 - 8.1814LieutenantJames BlandfordNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.4.1801Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
21.4.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
3.1.1804Took the Unrated Lugger Lugger No.432 (2)
24.4.1804Took the Unrated Gunboat Gunboat No.44 off Cape Griz-Nez
24.4.1804Took the Unrated Gunboat Gunboat No.58 off Cape Griz-Nez
23.4.1805Action of 1805-04-23
11.1808Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
1809Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated  
6.1809Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1812Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
2.1813Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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