Gunboat No. 20 -> 1797 Courser

3720
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched25.4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCourser Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert HillBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat
Sold8.1803BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck76' 1"Imperial Feet23.169 
Length of Keel62' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet18.904 
Breadth22' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet6.712 
Depth in Hold8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Forward4' 4"Imperial Feet1.3208 
Draught Aft5' 10"Imperial Feet1.524 
Burthen168Tons BM 

Armament


25.4.1797Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179750Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 4.1802LieutenantJames RichardsBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
21.5.1797Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
18.7.1797Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed CourserBWAS-1793
10.1799coppering at Woolwich - London BWAS-1793
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
1.1803Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
6.1803Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793


Sources


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

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