Curlew

3773
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
Launched16.7.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDiligence ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Foundered12.1796BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 1"Imperial Feet28.9611 
Length of Keel75' 2 ½"Imperial Feet22.8727 
Breadth28' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen316 4194Tons BM 

Armament


16.7.1795Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.4.1795121Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.6.1795 - 12.1796CommanderFrancis Ventris Field (d.1796)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1795Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
16.7.1795Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £4553.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.7.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
29.8.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3514.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1795Lost with all hands in the North SeaBWAS-1793


Sources


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

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