Gunboat No. 11 -> 1797 Bruiser

3432
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
Sold1.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 2 ⅜"Imperial Feet22.8695 
Length of Keel61' 10"Imperial Feet18.5928 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold7' 11 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Draught Forward3' 10"Imperial Feet0.9144 
Draught Aft6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Burthen160 3794Tons 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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1797 - 8.1799LieutenantLawrence Dundas BruceBWAS-17938.1799 - 11.1799LieutenantCharles James Johnston (d.1835)BWAS-179311.1799 - 1801LieutenantLawrence Dundas BruceBWAS-1793

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
26.7.1797 - 10.17971st Class BoyBenjamin John Bray (1786-1846)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.6.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed BruiserBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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