Charger

3550
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.12.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1801BWAS-1793
Launched17.4.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor John Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.6.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 1"Imperial Feet24.4094 
Length of Keel65' 10 ½"Imperial Feet19.8247 
Breadth22' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet6.712 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Draught Forward5' 6 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Draught Aft7' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Burthen179 394Tons BM 

Armament


17.4.1801Broadside 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

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1801 - 8.1801Lieutenant Edward King (d.1807)BWAS-17938.1801 - 4.1802Lieutenant Henry RiceBWAS-17934.1802Lieutenant James JamesBWAS-17934.1802 - 1804Lieutenant Thomas Rede RedeBWAS-17931805 - 1806Lieutenant Thomas HewittBWAS-17931806 - 24.4.1810Lieutenant John Aitken Blow (d.1848)NBD18498.1810 - 1814Lieutenant James Askey (1774-1824)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
70.1801Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.6.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
28.5.1806Took the Privateer Zenno in the North Sea
9.6.1808Action off Saltholm
5.1809Refitted as a Unrated Mortar Vessel
5.1809Began fitting as a Bomb Vessel at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
6.1809Completed fitting as a Bomb Vessel at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
8.1810RecommissionedBWAS-1793
30.10.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
9.6.1814Sold at Deptford for £890BWAS-1793

 

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