Gunboat No. 4 -> 1797 Assault

3160
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
Sold6.6.1827BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 0"Imperial Feet22.86 
Length of Keel61' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet18.6087 
Breadth22' 0"Imperial Feet6.7056 
Depth in Hold7' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet2.14 
Draught Forward3' 6"Imperial Feet1.0668 
Draught Aft6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen158 6394Tons 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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1797 - 1798LieutenantHenry Hicks (d.1819)BWAS-179312.1798 - 4.1802LieutenantGeorge Anthony OrtonBWAS-17938.1803 - 7.1807LieutenantThomas Kentish (d.1810)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
10.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
12.5.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed AssaultBWAS-1793
1.1799Began coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1799Completed coppering at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1807Paid off and used as a dockyard lighterBWAS-1793
1816Laid upBWAS-1793
1817In use as a lighterBWAS-1793


Sources


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

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