Despatch

3889
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.11.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1812BWAS-1793
Launched7.12.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardUpnor - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold5.1836BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 8 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen387 6594Tons BM 

Armament


7.12.1812Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1812 - 11.1814CommanderJames GallowayBWAS-179311.1814 - 1815CommanderWilliam CobbeBWAS-17931.1821 - 1822CommanderWilliam Clark JervoiseBWAS-17937.1825 - 1828CommanderRobert White ParsonsBWAS-179310.1828 - 2.1830CommanderWilliam Bohun Bowyer (1789-?)BWAS-17932.1830 - 1832CommanderEdward Augustus FranklandBWAS-17936.1832 - 1834CommanderWilliam DaniellBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1812Commissioned for the North Coast of SpainBWAS-1793
7.12.1812Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
27.1.1813Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5847.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.7.1813Reduction of San Sebastien
1814Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1793
1815Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
10.1818Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1819Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3747.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1821Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1.1821Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1821Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5382.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1825Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1825Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
10.1825Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £9204.0.0dBWAS-1793
1828At CorkBWAS-1793
10.1828Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1829Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4025.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1832Began refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1832Recommissioned for North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
6.1832Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated  
9.1832Completed refitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1836Sold at SheernessBWAS-1793


Sources


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

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