Barracouta

3240
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named15.6.1782BWAS-1714
Acquired6.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned13.3.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandgate - Kent BWAS-1714
ConstructorJoshua StewartBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold19.1.1792BWAS-1714
BecomesBritish Privateer cutter 'Thought' (1792) (14)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck75' 2"Imperial Feet22.8702 
Length of Keel54' 11"Imperial Feet16.4656 
Breadth25' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet7.6391 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen197 1494Tons BM 

Armament


13.3.1783Broadside Weight = 31 Imperial Pound ( 14.0588 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
13.3.178360 BWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.8.1782 - 2.9.1782CommanderGeorge Cadman ADM 6/22/501ADM 6/222.9.1782 - 9.12.1782CommanderWilliam Albany Otway ADM 6/22/511ADM 6/229.12.1782 - 23.3.1783CommanderHenry Nicholls ADM 6/22/551ADM 6/2213.3.1783 - 8.1786LieutenantDaniel FolliottBWAS-17149.1786 - 1789LieutenantRobert Barlow (1757-1843)BWAS-17141790 - 6.1.1791LieutenantAlexander Douglas (d.1793)BWAS-17141791 - 19.1.1792LieutenantJames MalcolmBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.10.1786 - 8.10.1789MasterThomas PriceADM29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.2.1786 - 11.1788Captain's ServantSamuel Butcher (1770-1849)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1782Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
11.10.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1684.12.4dBWAS-1714
13.3.1783Commissioned for the Western ChannelBWAS-1714
9.1786Commissioned for Rame HeadBWAS-1714
1790Commissioned for North SeaBWAS-1714
1790refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
19.1.1792Sold at Sheerness for £260BWAS-1714

 

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