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4177
Nominal Guns6BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.5.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1800BWAS-1793
Launched30.12.1800BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassExpress ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793
Sold5.1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck88' 0"Imperial Feet26.8224 
Length of Keel72' 7 ½"Imperial Feet21.9583 
Breadth21' 6"Imperial Feet6.5532 
Depth in Hold13' 1"Imperial Feet3.9709 
Burthen178 4894Tons BM 

Armament


30.12.1800Broadside Weight = 36 Imperial Pound ( 16.326 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck6 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180030Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1801 - 1802LieutenantRobert SayerBWAS-17937.1805 - 1806LieutenantWilliam SwineyBWAS-17931806 - 9.1806LieutenantGeorge Augustus Spearing (1779-1808)BWAS-17939.1806 - 3.1808LieutenantHumphrey Fleming Senhouse (1781-1841)W0253.1808 - 1809LieutenantWilliam DowersBWAS-17931809 - 1811LieutenantWilliam MaloneBWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1804 - 1.1809MidshipmanJames Anderson (d.1846)NL18651806 - 1811MidshipmanWilliam Batt (1793-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
30.12.1800Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1.1801Commissioned for JerseyBWAS-1793
1.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.1802Sailed to TrinidadBWAS-1793
30.3.1808Capture of Desirade
12.12.1808Action at St Pierre
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
1812In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1813Sold at Rotherhithe to Messrs. WaltersBWAS-1793

 

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