Fairy

4185
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.8.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1812BWAS-1793
Launched11.6.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBideford - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJames TaylorBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up1.1821BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 4"Imperial Feet23.4841 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen386 8094Tons BM 

Armament


11.6.1812Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1812 - 4.12.1813CommanderEdward GreyBWAS-17933.1814 - 13.6.1815CommanderHenry Loraine Baker (1787-1859)BWAS-179313.6.1815 - 3.1816CommanderHugh Patton (1789-?)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.2.1815 - 28.7.1815LieutenantJohn Harrison Bowker (d.1848)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.7.1812Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1812Commissioned for South AmericaBWAS-1793
3.10.1812Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1814Operations in the PotomacBWAS-1793
3.1816Paid off into OrdinaryBWAS-1793
27.12.1820Began breaking up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1.1821Breaking up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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