Challenger

3539
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered29.7.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1812BWAS-1793
Launched15.5.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor HobbsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold3.1824BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet30.4991 
Length of Keel77' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet23.476 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 8 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen386 8994Tons BM 

Armament


15.5.1813Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1813 - 7.6.1814CommanderFrederick VernonBWAS-179312.1814 - 1815CommanderHenry ForbesBWAS-179315.11.1816 - 1818CommanderPhilip Henry Bridges (d.1848)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.9.1806 - 12.1807LieutenantJohn BroughtonNBD18498.1814 - 9.1815LieutenantJohn Kiddle (d.1851)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.5.1813Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.7.1813Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.7.1813Reduction of San Sebastien
13.10.1813Destruction of the Filibustier
9.1815Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
10.1815Completed fittingBWAS-1793
11.1816Recommissioned for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
26.2.1818Ordered to be sold in IndiaBWAS-1793
5.1819Fitted to receive riceBWAS-1793
1820Used as a mooring tenderBWAS-1793
3.1824Sold at Trincomalee for 3,000 RupeesBWAS-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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