Gunboat No. 15 -> 1797 Crash

3732
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched5.4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAcute Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat
Captured26.8.1798BWAS-1793
BecomesDutch brig 'Crash' (1798) (6)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 3"Imperial Feet22.8752 
Length of Keel61' 10 ½"Imperial Feet18.6055 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold7' 11 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Displacement6' 3"Imperial Feet1.905 
Burthen160 4794Tons BM 

Armament


5.4.1797Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1798LieutenantJames Anderson (1765-1835)BWAS-17931798 - 26.8.1798LieutenantBulkley Macworth PraedBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
5.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
13.5.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed CrashBWAS-1793
26.8.1798Taken by the Dutch while grounded on Vlieland

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1798/05/141798/05/20Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)

Sources


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

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