Childers

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1777/09/30BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1778/04/03BWAS-1714
Launched1778/09/07BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn WilliamsBWAS-1714
ConstructorJames MenetonBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeBrig-Sloop
Sailing RigBrig
Broken Up1811BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck79' 0"Imperial Feet24.0792 
Length of Keel60' 9 ½"Imperial Feet18.3007 
Breadth25' 3"Imperial Feet7.6352 
Depth in Hold10' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet3.0671 
Burthen206 1594Tons BM 

Armament


1778/10Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1793Broadside Weight = 28 Imperial Pound ( 12.698 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck14 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1778/1080 BWAS-1714

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1778/10 - 1780/01CommanderWilliam PeacockBWAS-17141780/01/27 - 1781/02/03CommanderThe Hon. John Whitmore ChetwyndBWAS-17141781/07 - 1781/10/27CommanderChadwick LyndonBWAS-17141781/10 - 1783/08CommanderDavid MackayBWAS-17141789/11 - 1790/06CommanderRichard Incledon BuryBWAS-17141791/01 - 1793/05/24CommanderRobert BarlowBWAS-17141793/06 - 1794/03CommanderJoshua MulockBWAS-17141794/03 - 1795/03CommanderRobert WarburtonBWAS-17141795/03/10 - 1795/10/31CommanderRichard DacresBWAS-17141795/12 - 1796/12/05CommanderStephen PoyntzBWAS-17141796/12/05 - 1799/03CommanderJames O'BryenBWAS-17141798/02 - 1798CommanderJohn AllenNBD18491799/02/14 - 1802/04/29CommanderJames Coutts CrawfordBWAS-17141802/07 - 1802/11CommanderJohn DelafonsBWAS-17141803/08 - 1805/04/10CommanderSir William BoltonBWAS-17141805/07/20 - 1806/03CommanderJohn LakeBWAS-17141806/03 - 1808CommanderThomas InnesBWAS-17141808 - 1809CommanderJoseph PackwoodBWAS-17141809CommanderFrancis John NottBWAS-17141809 - 1811/01CommanderJoseph PackwoodBWAS-1714

Petty Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1791/06 - 1792Master's MateSamuel ButcherNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1779Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1781Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1782/03/25Took the Privateer Brig Lady Greene (14)
1783/08Paid offBWAS-1714
1789/11RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1790/06Paid offBWAS-1714
1791/01RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1793Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Brig-Sloop
1793/01/02Fired on by a shore battery at Brest while standing into the harbour. This was the first hostile act of the French Revolutionary WarsBWAS-1714
1793/02/15Took the Privateer Le Patriote (2)
1793/03/14Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Triton (64)
1795/09/03Took the Unrated Cutter La Vigilante (6) off St. Brieux
1796/04/14Took the Privateer Cutter La Bonne Espérance
1796/11/13Took the Unrated Corvette L'Etna (16)
1798/01/04Took the Privateer Le Vengeur (12) in the Channel
1798/08/03Capture of the Aventurier
1798/08/04Took the Unrated Brig L'Aventurier (14) at Correjou by boat attack
1799/03/29

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
1799/05/03Joined Lord Keith off Cadiz and was sent to Gibraltar as escort to three transportsTRN3
1802/11Paid offBWAS-1714
1803/08Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1806/03In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1808In the North SeaBWAS-1714
1808/03/14Childers vs Lougen
1808/10/19Took the Privateer Frernskanten (4)
1811/01Paid offBWAS-1714
1811/02Broken upBWAS-1714
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNC The Naval ChronicalVariousBook
TRN3 The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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