Gunboat No. 12 -> 1797 Blazer

3334
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched14.4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAcute ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793
Sold1.1803BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 1"Imperial Feet22.8651 
Length of Keel61' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet18.6023 
Breadth22' 2"Imperial Feet6.731 
Depth in Hold8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Forward4' 2"Imperial Feet1.27 
Draught Aft6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Burthen161 394Tons BM 

Armament


14.4.1797Broadside 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 - 1798LieutenantDaniel BurgessBWAS-17931799 - 25.3.1801LieutenantJonah TillerBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
14.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
26.6.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed BlazerBWAS-1793
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
23.3.1801Taken by the Swedish Varberg, Sweden (after going aground)
5.1801Returned to BritainBWAS-1793


Fleets

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

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