Exertion

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.11.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1805BWAS-1793
Launched2.5.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardYarmouth IOW - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConfounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Thomas Slade (1703-1771)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PrestonBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Burnt to avoid capture9.7.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 0"Imperial Feet25.6032 
Length of Keel69' 8 ⅝"Imperial Feet21.0471 
Breadth22' 0 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen180 1594Tons BM 

Armament


2.5.1805Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser1 British 12-Pounder
Stern Chaser1 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180450Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.5.1805 - 11.1.1806LieutenantRichard KevernBWAS-179311.1.1806 - 1809CommanderRobert Forbes (d.1819)BWAS-17931810 - 6.1810LieutenantJohn Oliphant (d.1810)BWAS-17936.1810 - 8.7.1812LieutenantJames MurrayBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
14.5.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.7.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1806In the North SeaBWAS-1793
1808In the BalticBWAS-1793
20.10.1808Took the Privateer L'Iéna (10)
1809In the North SeaBWAS-1793
8.7.1812Grounded in the Elbe off CuxhavenBWAS-1793
9.7.1812Burnt to avoid captureBWAS-1793

 

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