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Dauntless

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.3.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1807BWAS-1793
Launched20.12.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revived (1805)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Robert John NelsonBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1789
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold27.1.1825BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.4479 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Draught Aft11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen422 6194Tons BM 

Armament


20.12.1808Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
20.12.1808121Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.1809 - 1.1810Commander
Josiah WittmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1790
BWAS-1793
2.5.1810 - 1815Commander
Sir Daniel BarberBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1815
BWAS-1793
11.1818 - 11.1820Captain
Valentine GardnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1820
BWAS-1793
28.11.1820 - 6.1821Commander
John Norman CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1845
BWAS-1793
4.6.1821 - 1823Captain
George Cornish GambierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1819-1823
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.2.1815 - 7.1815Lieutenant
Richard Bayley BowdenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1815
NBD1849
20.11.1818 - 11.5.1820Lieutenant
George BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1846
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
20.12.1808Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
14.8.1809Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
15.6.1810Sailed with a convoy for ArchangelBWAS-1793
1812Irish StationBWAS-1793
1813Irish StationBWAS-1793
1814Newfoundland StationBWAS-1793
12.1815In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
6.1818Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1819Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1823Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
27.1.1825Sold to Thomas Smith for £2,330BWAS-1793

 

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