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Bittern

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1795BWAS-1793
Named13.10.1795BWAS-1793
Launched7.4.1796BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBittern Class (1794)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Balthazar AdamsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1783-1814
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold30.8.1833BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck110' 2 ½"Imperial Feet33.5407 
Length of Keel90' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.4479 
Breadth29' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet8.8583 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Forward8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Draught Aft12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen422 4694Tons BM 

Armament


7.4.1796Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1794121Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1796 - 10.1797Commander
Thomas LavieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1822
BWAS-1793
21.9.1797 - 1801Commander
Edward KittoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
BWAS-1793
9.1802 - 1.1805Commander
Robert CorbetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1805
BWAS-1793
7.1805 - 1.1806Commander
John LouisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1851
BWAS-1793
1.1806 - 1808Commander
Edward Augustus DownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
BWAS-1793
1808Commander
Thomas UssherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1846
BWAS-1793
7.1812 - 12.1815Commander
George Augustus HireBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1815
BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.11.1805 - 2.3.1808Lieutenant
George BagueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1837
NBD1849
23.7.1812 - 2.11.1812Lieutenant
Flowers BeckettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1814
NBD1849
11.1824 - 12.1825Lieutenant
Michael DwyerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1825
BWAS-1793
12.1825 - 2.1828Lieutenant
Robert RochfortBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1825-1828
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1795Began building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
7.4.1796Completed building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £5404.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.4.1796Began fitting at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
2.7.1796Completed fitting at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £7264.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.3.1797Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
15.3.1797Took the Privateer
La Casca (6) 1797-1797
French 6 Gun
Privateer
off Barbados and sent into Barbados.
BG
13.9.1797Took the Ship
L'Agréable (18) 1797-1797
French 18 Gun
Privateer Ship
off Tortola

8.9.1798Took the Brig
Le Dix Août (12) 1798-1798
French 12 Gun
Privateer Brig
off Marie Galant
TNC
6.1800Returned homeBWAS-1793
1.1803Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
10.9.1803Took the Privateer
La Caille (6) 1803-1803
French 6 Gun
Privateer
in the Mediterranean

28.4.1804Took the Brig
L'Hirondelle (14) 1804-1804
French 14 Gun
Privateer Brig
in the Mediterranean

1812In Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
12.1815Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
7.1824Refitted as a Unrated Tender
7.1824Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1824Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4120.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1828Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
30.8.1833Sold to Tibbett & Spence for £1,930BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 1st of June 2012 21:50

NB George Bague end date before start date

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