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3335
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1804BWAS-1793
Launched3.5.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold15.12.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel65' 10 ½"Imperial Feet19.8247 
Breadth22' 8"Imperial Feet6.8072 
Depth in Hold9' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Draught Forward5' 5"Imperial Feet1.651 
Draught Aft7' 1 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen180 294Tons BM 

Armament


3.5.1804Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1804 - 7.1804LieutenantJohn KnightBWAS-17937.1804 - 7.1809LieutenantJohn Hinton (d.1816)BWAS-17937.1809 - 7.10.1813LieutenantFrancis BanksBWAS-17937.10.1813 - 1814CommanderFrancis BanksBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
3.5.1804Began fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
30.5.1804Completed fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
21.3.1813Took the Unrated Unge Trontman (5) off Brunsbuttel
21.3.1813Took the Unrated Liebe (5) off Brunsbuttel
7.10.1813Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated  
15.12.1814Sold for £710BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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