Gunboat No. 16 -> 1797 Contest

3686
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched11.4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAcute ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793
Wrecked29.8.1799BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 3"Imperial Feet22.8752 
Length of Keel61' 11 ⅛"Imperial Feet18.596 
Breadth22' 0"Imperial Feet6.7056 
Depth in Hold7' 11 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft6' 3"Imperial Feet1.905 
Burthen159 4094Tons BM 

Armament


11.4.1797Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.179750Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 29.8.1799LieutenantJames Ides ShortBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
11.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
11.5.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed ContestBWAS-1793
29.8.1799Wrecked on the Dutch coastBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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