Basilisk

3247
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.1.1801BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1801BWAS-1793
Launched2.4.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBloodhound ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up14.12.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 1"Imperial Feet24.4094 
Length of Keel65' 7"Imperial Feet19.8476 
Breadth23' 1"Imperial Feet7.0189 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Burthen185 8394Tons BM 

Armament


2.4.1801Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180150Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1801 - 2.1803Lieutenant Samuel GoochBWAS-17932.1803 - 1804Lieutenant William ShepheardBWAS-17931804 - 1806Lieutenant William PateyBWAS-17931807 - 1808Lieutenant George HiggsBWAS-17931808Sub-Lieutenant Charles BalfourBWAS-17931809 - 1810Lieutenant Samuel Crew (d.1812)BWAS-17931811 - 5.1812Lieutenant George WoodBWAS-17935.1812 - 22.5.1813Lieutenant George FrenchBWAS-179322.5.1813 - 1814Commander George FrenchBWAS-17932.1814 - 8.1814Lieutenant Philip Charles Anstruther (d.1814)BWAS-17938.1814 - 1815Lieutenant Abraham PikeBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
3.4.1801Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
19.4.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
18.12.1803Took the Unrated Gunboat No.436 in the North Sea
30.9.1808Took the Privateer Don Flinkke (4) in the North Sea
16.3.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1814fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
14.12.1815Sold for £730BWAS-1793

 

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