Gunboat No. 10 -> 1797 Biter

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched13.3.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAcute ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRichard WellsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793
Sold5.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 4"Imperial Feet22.8803 
Length of Keel61' 11 ⅝"Imperial Feet18.6087 
Breadth22' 1 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold7' 10 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Draught Forward3' 10"Imperial Feet0.9144 
Draught Aft6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Burthen161 3394Tons BM 

Armament


13.4.1797Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.179750Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 7.1798LieutenantJohn Denis de VitreBWAS-17937.1798 - 1801LieutenantSamuel Norman (d.1808)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
13.3.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
21.6.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed BiterBWAS-1793
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
7.7.1800Attack on Dunkirk
8.1800coppering at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1801In the BalticBWAS-1793


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820) 
 

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