Bacchus

3211
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.8.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1812BWAS-1793
Launched17.4.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorSir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sunk as Breakwater13.8.1829BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 3 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward7' 1"Imperial Feet2.159 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen384 5194Tons BM 

Armament


17.4.1813Broadside 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

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1813 - 4.12.1813CommanderLewis HoleBWAS-17934.12.1813 - 2.1814CaptainLewis HoleBWAS-17932.1814 - 5.1814CommanderGeorge Wickins Willes (1785-1846)BWAS-17935.1814 - 6.1814CommanderWilliam SlaughterBWAS-17938.1814 - 12.1816CommanderWilliam Hill (1779-?)NAO17.12.1816 - 4.7.1817CommanderEdward Barnard (1782-1863)NBD18497.1817 - 1.1820CommanderJohn Pengelly ParkinBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.5.1815 - 1.11.1819LieutenantHenry Esch Atkinson (1792-1857)NBD184916.9.1815 - 3.6.1818LieutenantRobert Ball BoardmanNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.4.1813Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1813Commissioned for the Irish SeaBWAS-1793
10.6.1813Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1820Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
8.1826fitting as a Coal Depot at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.1829Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.1829Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
13.8.1829Towed to Harwich. Presumably then sunk as a breakwater.BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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