Desperate

3893
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1804BWAS-1793
Launched2.1.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBroadstairs - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas WhiteBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up15.12.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 2"Imperial Feet24.4348 
Length of Keel66' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet20.1327 
Breadth22' 7"Imperial Feet6.7945 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen179 1794Tons BM 

Armament


2.1.1805Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1805 - 1806LieutenantJohn Martin Hanchett (d.1819)BWAS-17931806LieutenantRobert TyleBWAS-17931806 - 1808LieutenantJohn Price (d.1828)BWAS-17936.8.1806 - 6.1807Acting LieutenantJohn Arnold (1784-1850)NBD18491809 - 1810LieutenantRobert Ellary (d.1826)BWAS-179310.1811 - 1814LieutenantWilliam JenkinsBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
25.5.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
23.8.1807Aciton of 1807-08-23
6.1809Began fitting as a Bomb Vessel at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.1809Completed fitting as a Bomb Vessel at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
25.2.1811Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
15.12.1814Sold at Deptfrod for £910BWAS-1793

 

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