Epervier

4115
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.5.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1812BWAS-1793
Launched2.12.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRochester - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorMrs Mary RossBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Captured29.4.1814BWAS-1793
BecomesAmerican sloop 'Epervier' (1814) (18)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 5"Imperial Feet30.607 
Length of Keel77' 8 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.4791 
Breadth30' 8 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen389 6894Tons BM 

Armament


2.12.1812Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.1813 - 29.4.1814CommanderRichard WalesBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
21.12.1812fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
28.3.1813Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
20.9.1813Took the Merchant Ship Active ref:1298
28.2.1814Took the Privateer Alfred (16)
29.4.1814Epervier vs Peacock


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:1298American vessels captured by the British during the revolution and war of 1812; the records of the V Book
 

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