Childers

3602
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.9.1777BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.4.1778BWAS-1714
Launched7.9.1778BWAS-1714
First Commissioned4.9.1778
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorJames MenetonBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop
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


10.1778Broadside 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
10.177880 BWAS-1714

23 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.9.1778 - 27.1.1780CommanderWilliam Peacock ADM 6/21/449BWAS-171427.1.1780 - 3.2.1781CommanderThe Hon. John Whitmore Chetwynd (1754-1788) ADM 6/22/104
Issued by Sir George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 24.3.1780
BWAS-1714
29.1.1781 - 27.10.1781CommanderChadwick Lyndon (d.1781)† ADM 6/22/411
Issued by George Brydges Rodney (Baronet ) (1719-1792), Barbados - Windward Islands - Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Commission confirmed 15.2.1782
BWAS-1714
28.10.1781 - 6.9.1783CommanderDavid Mackay ADM 6/23/146
Issued by Sir Peter Parker (1715-1811), Jamaica - Greater Antilles
Commission confirmed 30.9.1783
BWAS-1714
1.12.1787 - 26.8.1789CommanderJohn Laugharne ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/2326.8.1789 - 22.10.1789CommanderThomas Rayment (c.1724-1791) ADM 6/23/541ADM 6/2322.10.1789 - 22.11.1790CommanderRichard Incledon (1755-1825) ADM 6/23/7BWAS-171422.12.1790 - 28.10.1791CommanderRobert Barlow (1757-1843) ADM 6/24/96BWAS-171428.10.1791 - 24.5.1793CommanderRobert Barlow (1757-1843) ADM 6/24/143ADM 6/2424.5.1793 - 27.1.1794CommanderJoshua Mulock (d.1805) ADM 6/24/241BWAS-171412.2.1794 - 3.1795CommanderRobert Warburton ADM 6/25/13BWAS-171410.3.1795 - 31.10.1795CommanderRichard Dacres (1761-1837)BWAS-171412.1795 - 5.12.1796CommanderStephen Poyntz (d.1847)BWAS-17145.12.1796 - 3.1799CommanderJames O'BryenBWAS-17142.1798 - 1798CommanderJohn Allen (1774-1854)NBD184914.2.1799 - 29.4.1802CommanderJames Coutts CrawfordBWAS-17147.1802 - 11.1802CommanderJohn Delafons (d.1804)BWAS-17148.1803 - 9.4.1805CommanderSir William Bolton (1777-1830)BWAS-171420.7.1805 - 3.1806CommanderJohn LakeBWAS-17143.1806 - 1808CommanderThomas Innes (d.1831)BWAS-17141808 - 1809CommanderJoseph PackwoodBWAS-17141809CommanderFrancis John NottBWAS-17141809 - 1.1811CommanderJoseph PackwoodBWAS-1714

3 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.9.1778 - 2.4.1779MasterThomas SmithADM29-129.1.1790 - 27.10.1791MasterThomas PriceADM29-113.8.1803 - 17.7.1805MasterJohn CookeADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1791 - 1792Master's MateSamuel Butcher (1770-1849)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1779Sailed to the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1781Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
25.3.1782Took the Privateer Brig Lady Greene (14)
8.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1790Paid offBWAS-1714
1.1791RecommissionedBWAS-1714
1793Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated  
2.1.1793Fired on by a shore battery at Brest while standing into the harbour. This was the first hostile act of the French Revolutionary WarsBWAS-1714
15.2.1793Took the Privateer Le Patriote (2)
14.3.1793Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Triton (64)
3.9.1795Took the Unrated Cutter La Vigilante (6) off St. Brieux
14.4.1796Took the Privateer Cutter La Bonne Espérance
13.11.1796Took the Unrated Corvette L'Etna (16)
4.1.1798Took the Privateer Le Vengeur (12) in the Channel
3.8.1798Capture of the Aventurier
4.8.1798Took the Unrated Brig L'Aventurier (14) at Correjou by boat attack
29.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
3.5.1799Joined Lord Keith off Cadiz and was sent to Gibraltar as escort to three transportsTRN3
11.1802Paid offBWAS-1714
8.1803Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
3.1806In the ChannelBWAS-1714
1808In the North SeaBWAS-1714
14.3.1808Childers vs Lougen
19.10.1808Took the Privateer Frernskanten (4)
1.1811Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1811Broken upBWAS-1714

 

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