Argus

3114
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.6.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down9.1812BWAS-1793
Launched11.7.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardSandwich - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas HillsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold26.3.1828BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 4"Imperial Feet1.9304 
Draught Aft10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen386 7094Tons BM 

Armament


11.7.1813Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.7.1821 - 20.3.1823CommanderSeptimus Arabin (d.1856)NBD184920.3.1823 - 11.1824CommanderJohn Burnett DundasBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1813Began fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
16.10.1813Completed fitting for ordinary at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1821Commissioned for HalifaxBWAS-1793
11.1824Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.7.1827Sold to Mr. Freake for £2,000BWAS-1793
26.3.1828Re-sold to John Small Sedger for £1,110, "Mr Freake having been declared insane"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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