Belette

3271
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.7.1803BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1805BWAS-1793
Launched21.3.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked24.11.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 2 ⅞"Imperial Feet23.4918 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen384 2694Tons BM 

Armament


21.3.1806Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1806 - 24.9.1806CommanderRichard PiercyBWAS-179324.9.1806 - 13.10.1807CommanderJohn PhillimoreBWAS-17932.1808 - 2.6.1809CommanderGeorge SandersBWAS-17931810 - 24.11.1812CommanderDavid Sloan (d.1812)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.10.1807 - 23.2.1808Acting LieutenantPeregrine BowenBWAS-171416.5.1811 - 16.8.1811Acting LieutenantThomas Bushby (d.1865)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
28.3.1806Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
14.5.1806Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
3.5.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
2.7.1808Took the Privateer La Jaiduse (4)
8.1808Took the Brig La Joséphine (12)
23.8.1808Took the Privateer La Confiance (7)
5.12.1808Took the Privateer La Revanche (6)
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
1812In the BalticBWAS-1793
24.11.1812Wrecked off Laeso in the Kattekat, 116 drownedBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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Posted by vragscan on Tuesday 3rd of April 2012 18:08

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