Gunboat No. 8 -> 1797 Bouncer

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.7.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched4.1797BWAS-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
Hulked4.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 4 ⅜"Imperial Feet22.8695 
Length of Keel62' 0"Imperial Feet18.8976 
Breadth22' 2"Imperial Feet6.731 
Depth in Hold7' 11"Imperial Feet2.159 
Draught Forward3' 10"Imperial Feet0.9144 
Draught Aft6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Burthen162 494Tons BM 

Armament


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
4.1797 - 5.1799LieutenantWilliam Hobbs (d.1799)BWAS-17937.1799 - 1801LieutenantWilliam Richard Bamber (d.1843)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
11.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
29.5.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed BouncerBWAS-1793
6.1799coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1801In the BalticBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by C Dormand on Monday 15th of February 2016 10:48

Lt William Hobbs died 1799 from injuries sustained in the Jersey Roads

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