Barracouta

3241
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1807BWAS-1793
Launched6.7.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJabez BaileyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold23.3.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 7"Imperial Feet30.6578 
Length of Keel77' 10 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen385 3194Tons BM 

Armament


6.7.1807Broadside 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
9.1807 - 21.12.1807CommanderGeorge Harris (d.1837)BWAS-179328.12.1807 - 28.4.1809CommanderWilliam WellsBWAS-17931810 - 11.1810LieutenantRichard Kenah (d.1814)BWAS-179311.1810 - 5.1811CommanderWilliam Fitzwilliam Owen (1774-1857)BWAS-17935.1811 - 1812LieutenantCharles RayleyBWAS-17931812CaptainSamuel LeslieBWAS-17931813 - 1814CommanderCharles HawkeyBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1807 - 1810LieutenantEdward Brown Addis (1790-1866)NBD18491811LieutenantGeorge Butler (1791-?)NBD18498.2.1813 - 24.8.1813Acting LieutenantAlexander Buchanan (1793-?)NBD184924.8.1813 - 9.1813LieutenantAlexander Buchanan (1793-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
16.10.1807 - 1808MidshipmanPhilip BondNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.8.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
26.11.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.2.1808Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
26.7.1810Took the Privateer Tuyneelaar (8) in the East Indies
4.8.1811Chase off Java
23.3.1815Sold for £1,200BWAS-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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