Experiment

4172
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1792BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down1792BWAS-1714
Launched5.1793BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardFrank's Quarry - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
Designed byJohn ParkinBWAS-1714
ConstructorJohn ParkinBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeLugger BWAS-1714
Sold2.10.1796BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck72' 8"Imperial Feet22.0472 
Length of Keel56' 11 ½"Imperial Feet17.0815 
Breadth19' 2"Imperial Feet5.7968 
Depth in Hold18' 6"Imperial Feet5.5055 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen101 8994Tons BM 

Armament


5.1793Broadside Weight = 18 Imperial Pound ( 8.1633 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

27.12.1793Broadside Weight = 63 Imperial Pound ( 28.5708 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.179345 BWAS-1714

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1793 - 3.10.1796LieutenantGeorge HayesBWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
13.5.1793Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
25.7.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.10.1796Taken by Santa Sabina (40) off Cape de Gata


Notes on Ship



The only lugger ever to be built for the Royal Navy, of a three-masted design.

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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