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4047
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1806BWAS-1793
Launched8.7.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBrightlingsea - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorMathew WarrenBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Broken Up3.1831BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Moulded Breadth30' 0"Imperial Feet9.144 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen382 4194Tons BM 

Armament


8.7.1807Broadside 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
12.1807 - 1810CommanderCharles Kempthorne Quash (1778-1817)BWAS-179331.1.1811 - 4.2.1811CommanderJohn Duff Markland (1780-1848)SOTON8.1811CommanderArden Adderley (1783-1864)BWAS-17938.1811 - 9.1815CommanderJohn BellamyBWAS-17932.1823 - 21.10.1823CommanderWilliam James Hope Johnstone (1798-1878)BWAS-179310.1823 - 1824CommanderThomas Bourchier (1791-?)BWAS-17937.1827 - 9.1827CommanderSpencer Lambart Hunter Vassall (1799-1846)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1813 - 22.8.1815LieutenantHenry Boteler (1793-?)NBD184927.2.1823 - 25.1.1825LieutenantJohn Billingsley (1796-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1808 - 5.1808MidshipmanTimothy CarewNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
19.7.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
21.12.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4707.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.2.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
10.3.1810Took the Privateer La Revanche (8) in the Mediterranean
9.5.1812Attack at Laigueglia
27.6.1812Attack at Laigueglia 2
5.10.1813Attack off Anzio
9.1815Paid off into OrdinaryBWAS-1793
12.1822Began large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.1823Recommissioned for South AmericaBWAS-1793
2.1823Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
5.1823Completed large repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £8504.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1827Paid off at PlymouthBWAS-1793
3.1831Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
SOTONShips of the Old NavyMichael PhilipsWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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