Gunboat No. 22 -> 1797 Eclipse

Nominal Guns12
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1797
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall
Ship ClassCourser Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)
Ship TypeGunboat


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck76' 2"Imperial Feet23.1733 
Length of Keel62' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet18.9167 
Breadth22' 6 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft5' 10 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Burthen168 5294Tons BM 


29.3.1797Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)B028
Gun Deck2 British 24-Pounder
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179750Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

5.1797 - 8.1797LieutenantMauritius StarkBWAS-17938.1797 - 1801LieutenantRobert Dobbin (d.1823)BWAS-1793

Service History

1.4.1797Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
21.7.1797Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed EclipseBWAS-1793
8.1798coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook

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