Bruiser

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Bruizer
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1804BWAS-1793
Launched28.4.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold24.2.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel65' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet19.8279 
Breadth22' 8"Imperial Feet6.8072 
Depth in Hold9' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Draught Forward5' 3"Imperial Feet1.6002 
Draught Aft7' 1 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen180 594Tons BM 

Armament


28.4.1804Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1804 - 1805Lieutenant Thomas Smithies (d.1813)BWAS-17931805 - 1806Lieutenant Alexander DavidsonBWAS-17931806 - 10.1809Lieutenant Thomas Smithies (d.1813)BWAS-179310.1809 - 1814Lieutenant William PriceBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
28.4.1804Began fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
30.4.1804Completed fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
23.4.1805Action of 1805-04-23
29.1.1806Took the Privateer L'Impromptu (15) off Folkestone
5.1809Took the Unrated Coureer (1) in the North Sea

 

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