Braak

3392
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch cutter 'Braak' (1781) (18)
Captured20.8.1795BWAS-1793
First Commissioned6.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardRotterdam - Holland BWAS-1793
Constructor van ZwijndrechtBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Foundered23.5.1798BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 0"Imperial Feet25.6032 
Length of Keel57' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet17.3927 
Breadth28' 11"Imperial Feet8.5376 
Depth in Hold11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen255 2894Tons BM 

Armament


6.1797Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.179786 BWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1797 - 23.5.1798Commander James Drew (d.1798)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
11.10.1796RegisteredBWAS-1793
5.1797Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1797Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4353.0.0dBWAS-1793
17.3.1798Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
23.5.1798Capsized in the Delaware, 24 men drownedBWAS-1793

 

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