Beaver

3264
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.3.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
Launched29.9.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardHarwich - Essex BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph GrahamBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked21.12.1808BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck94' 3"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Length of Keel77' 6"Imperial Feet23.4914 
Breadth25' 6 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9963 
Draught Forward6' 7"Imperial Feet2.0066 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen268 8794Tons BM 

Armament


29.9.1795Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1795 - 18.7.1796CommanderSamuel George WarnerBWAS-179318.7.1796 - 22.9.1797CommanderRichard Brown (d.1803)BWAS-179322.9.1797 - 1.1798CommanderRichard Matson (1771-1848)BWAS-17931.1798 - 6.1798CommanderThomas CamelfordBWAS-179327.6.1798 - 8.1802CommanderChristopher Bassett Jones (d.1805)BWAS-17935.1803 - 4.1804CommanderCharles PellyBWAS-17934.1804 - 5.1804CommanderWoodley LosackBWAS-17935.1804 - 1805CommanderCharles Marshall Gregory (d.1808)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.6.1799 - 3.1.1800LieutenantColin MacDonaldNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
22.9.1804 - 12.2.1805MasterFrancis PriorADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1795Began building at Harwich - Essex BWAS-1793
29.9.1795Completed building at Harwich - Essex at a cost of £3335.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.11.1795Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1.1796Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3737.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.2.1796Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1.1799Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1799Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3285.0.0dBWAS-1793
31.3.1799

Arrived at Portsmouth

TNC
7.1801Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
8.1801Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1802On the Irish stationBWAS-1793
31.3.1804Took the Brig Atalante (10) by boats in the Vlie
21.12.1808Sold at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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