Crocodile

3744
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1805BWAS-1793
Launched19.4.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTemple's Yard - Jarrow BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBanterer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorSimon Temple (1759-?)BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck118' 2"Imperial Feet35.9692 
Length of Keel98' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet29.8799 
Breadth32' 0 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Draught Forward9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen538 5094Tons BM 

Armament


19.4.1806Broadside Weight = 201 Imperial Pound ( 91.1535 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.3.1805155Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1806CaptainJohn Astley BennettBWAS-17937.1806 - 1808CommanderGeorge Bettesworth (d.1808)BWAS-17936.10.1807 - 16.9.1809CaptainGeorge Cadogan (1783-1864)BWAS-17931809 - 6.1812CaptainJohn Richard Lumley (d.1821)BWAS-17939.1809 - 18.6.1811CommodoreEdward Henry Columbine (1763-1811)BWAS-17936.1812 - 6.1815CaptainWilliam Elliot (d.1838)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.11.1806 - 30.4.1807LieutenantJohn Donaldson Boswall (1790-?)NBD18494.2.1807 - 2.2.1808LieutenantHerbert Caiger (1786-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1813 - 1.1814MidshipmanJames BurneyNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
18.6.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.8.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
16.9.1809Sailed for the Greenland FisheriesBWAS-1793
13.1.1810Sailed for the coast of AfricaBWAS-1793
9.11.1812Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
6.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
10.1816Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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