Cynthia

3791
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.9.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1795BWAS-1793
Launched23.2.1796BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam WellsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1809BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck113' 2"Imperial Feet34.4463 
Length of Keel94' 5 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Breadth28' 7"Imperial Feet8.5566 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward4' 7"Imperial Feet1.397 
Draught Aft7' 1"Imperial Feet2.159 
Burthen410 4694Tons BM 

Armament


3.1796Broadside Weight = 51.5 Imperial Pound ( 23.3556 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1796 - 11.8.1800CommanderMicajah MalbonBWAS-179311.8.1800 - 29.4.1802CommanderJohn DickBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.2.1799 - 16.12.1799LieutenantHenry BaughNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1763Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4643.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1795Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
23.2.1796Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £5609.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.2.1796Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1.6.1800Operation in Quiberon Bay
25.8.1800Attack on Ferrol
12.1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1803Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
10.1809Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


Notes on Ship


Schank keelsBWAS-1793
Fitted with three 'dagger boards' or Schank Sliding Keels, the largest ship to be so fitted

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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