Gunboat No. 9 -> 1797 Boxer

3390
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched11.4.1797BWAS-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
Sold7.1809BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 4"Imperial Feet22.8803 
Length of Keel61' 11 ⅝"Imperial Feet18.6087 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold7' 11"Imperial Feet2.159 
Draught Forward3' 9"Imperial Feet1.143 
Draught Aft6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Burthen160 7094Tons BM 

Armament


11.4.1797Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1800LieutenantThomas GilbertBWAS-17931801 - 1802LieutenantEdward James Mitchell (d.1806)BWAS-17931803 - 1804LieutenantWilliam ChesterBWAS-17939.1804 - 6.1805LieutenantGeorge Mouat KeithBWAS-17936.1805 - 4.1806LieutenantFrancis M'LeanBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
11.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.6.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed BoxerBWAS-1793
12.1799coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.7.1800Attack on Dunkirk
1801In the BalticBWAS-1793
1802In the North SeaBWAS-1793
4.1806Paid offBWAS-1793


Fleets

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

Sources


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

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