Gunboat No. 13 -> 1797 Cracker

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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched25.4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAcute ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793
Sold12.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 1 ½"Imperial Feet22.8727 
Length of Keel61' 7 ⅞"Imperial Feet18.615 
Breadth22' 2"Imperial Feet6.731 
Depth in Hold8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen161 1394Tons BM 

Armament


25.4.1797Broadside 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
10.179950EstablishmentSNL1799

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1799Lieutenant Thomas Atkinson (d.1799)BWAS-17931800 - 8.1801Lieutenant Thomas O'BrienBWAS-17938.1801 - 1802Lieutenant James WatsonBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
25.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
26.6.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed CrackerBWAS-1793
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
10.1799Stationed at PortsmouthSNL1799

 

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