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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardTemple's Yard - South Shields BWAS-1793
Constructor
Simon TempleBritish
Ship Owner
Ship Builder
Service 1801-1803
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb VesselBWAS-1793
Sold30.5.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck104' 2"Imperial Feet31.7119 
Length of Keel84' 3"Imperial Feet25.6223 
Breadth31' 6 ½"Imperial Feet9.4615 
Burthen445 6594Tons BM 

Armament


10.1804Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar
Upper Gun Deck8 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
67Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1804 - 1805Commander
Alexander MilnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1812
BWAS-1793
1806 - 1807Commander
Matthew SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
BWAS-1793
6.1809 - 1811Commander
John TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1814
BWAS-1793
2.1812 - 19.10.1814Commander
Thomas AlexanderBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1825
BWAS-1793
29.3.1815 - 1806Commander
George Martin GuiseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1728-1828
BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.5.1804 - 1804Master
Thomas HarttreeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1811
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
29.1.1815 - 7.1815Midshipman
John BulleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1827
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.12.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
20.4.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1806On the Downs stationBWAS-1793
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
8.4.1810Sailed for CadizBWAS-1793
1813In the BalticBWAS-1793
8.1814Operations in the Potomac
30.5.1816Sold for £1,400BWAS-1793

 

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