Dapper

3812
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.11.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1805BWAS-1793
Launched12.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardChapel - Southampton BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConfounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert AdamsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold29.9.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck85' 3"Imperial Feet25.9232 
Length of Keel70' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet21.3519 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Forward6' 2"Imperial Feet1.8796 
Draught Aft7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Burthen184 8594Tons BM 

Armament


12.1805Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser1 British 12-Pounder
Stern Chaser1 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180450Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1806 - 12.1806LieutenantJohn Price (d.1828)BWAS-179312.1806 - 1807LieutenantThomas GardinerBWAS-17931807 - 1809LieutenantWilliam TathamBWAS-17931809 - 1814LieutenantHenry HarfordBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
8.12.1805Began coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
20.3.1806Completed coppering and fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1806Sailed for the Channel IslandsBWAS-1714
1.1.1807Sailed from Portsmouth on a cruiseBG
26.9.1807In sight when the Locust (12) recaptured the Olive BranchBG
2.12.1807Present at Portsmouth when the Russian Frigate Spesnoy and Storeship Wilhelmina where taken. Notice appeared for the payment of salvage (including 1/4 of the specie) on 1st November 1808BG
16.8.1809Recaptured the American ship AlexanderBG
16.8.1809Captured the brig AnnBG
17.9.1809Recaptured the EmmersonBG
2.2.1810In sight when the Rapid (12) retook the brig MaryBG
24.1.1811Sailed from Portsmouth with a convoy for Guernsey
15.2.1811Sailed from Portsmouth on a cruise
6.3.1811Arrived in Portsmouth from Guernsey
1813In the BalticBWAS-1714
12.4.1813Sailed from Yarmouth with a convoy for the Batlic
29.9.1814Sold at Deptford for £850BWAS-1714

 

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