Fearless

4235
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.3.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1794BWAS-1793
Launched6.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardGravesend - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConquest ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam CleverleyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Wrecked20.1.1804BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 1"Imperial Feet22.8651 
Length of Keel62' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet18.9135 
Breadth21' 2"Imperial Feet6.4516 
Depth in Hold7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Burthen149Tons BM 

Armament


6.1794Broadside Weight = 118 Imperial Pound ( 53.513 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Stern Chaser2 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.179450Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1794 - 9.1795LieutenantJohn TwisdonBWAS-17938.1796 - 29.11.1798LieutenantJohn William Manderson (d.1799)BWAS-179329.11.1798 - 14.6.1802LieutenantWilliam Pardoe (d.1861)BWAS-17937.1803 - 20.1.1804LieutenantRichard Williams (d.1835)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1794Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
26.10.1794Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1795Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1793
29.12.1798

Sailed from Plymouth for Scilly with two transports to recover stores saved from the wreck of the Colossus.

TNC
1801Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1803Recommissioned for JerseyBWAS-1793
20.1.1804Wrecked in Cawsand BayBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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