Gunboat No. 5 -> 1797 Asp

3157
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched10.4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAcute Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat
Sold7.1803BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 1"Imperial Feet22.8651 
Length of Keel61' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet18.6119 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold7' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet2.14 
Draught Forward3' 6"Imperial Feet1.0668 
Draught Aft6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen159 8594Tons BM 

Armament


10.4.1797Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.179750Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1797 - 1798LieutenantJoseph EdmondsBWAS-17931798 - 15.2.1803LieutenantIsaac FerrieresBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
10.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
20.5.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed AspBWAS-1793
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
4.1800coppering at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1800Sailed with a convoy to the West IndiesBWAS-1793
1801In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1802In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
15.2.1803Paid offBWAS-1793

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1798/05/141798/05/20Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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