Cracker

3724
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1804BWAS-1793
Launched30.6.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up23.11.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel65' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet19.8279 
Breadth22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen180 594Tons BM 

Armament


30.6.1804Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1804 - 10.1805LieutenantWilliam Henry DouglasBWAS-179310.1805 - 1810LieutenantJohn LeachBWAS-17931810 - 1811LieutenantHenry Fyge JaunceyBWAS-179316.2.1812 - 1815LieutenantMichael Fitton (1765-1852)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
30.6.1804Began fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
12.9.1804Completed fitting at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
11.1810Took the Privateer La Diane (2) ref:692
23.11.1815Sold at Portsmouth for £750BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
 

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