Fearless

4236
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1804BWAS-1793
Launched18.12.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardHarwich - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Joseph GrahamBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Wrecked8.12.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 3 ½"Imperial Feet24.3967 
Length of Keel66' 2 ½"Imperial Feet20.1295 
Breadth22' 7"Imperial Feet6.7945 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Draught Forward5' 1 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Draught Aft7' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Burthen179 5794Tons BM 

Armament


18.12.1804Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.1805 - 13.10.1807Lieutenant John Williams (d.1824)BWAS-179313.10.1807 - 1810Lieutenant Abraham GarlandBWAS-17939.1810 - 9.7.1811Lieutenant George le Blanc (d.1811)BWAS-17939.7.1811 - 12.1812Lieutenant Charles BasdenNBD18497.1812 - 8.12.1812Lieutenant Henry Lord RichardsBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.1812 - 8.12.1812Lieutenant Frederick Bullock (1788-1874)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
31.12.1804Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
23.8.1807Aciton of 1807-08-23
19.11.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
21.4.1812Took a small privateer in the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
8.12.1812Wrecked on the coast of SpainBWAS-1793

 

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