Ferret

4249
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1805BWAS-1793
Launched4.1.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDartmouth - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBenjamin TannerBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked7.1.1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 2"Imperial Feet30.5308 
Length of Keel77' 5 ⅛"Imperial Feet23.4728 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen387 3094Tons BM 

Armament


4.1.1806Broadside 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

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.3.1806 - 23.3.1807CommanderGeorge Cadogan (1783-1864)BWAS-179323.3.1807 - 8.1807CommanderJohn Bowker (1770-1847)BWAS-17938.1807 - 1808CommanderGeorge Gustavus Lennock (1777-1866)BWAS-17931808 - 16.6.1808CommanderSamuel John PechellBWAS-179316.6.1808 - 1811CommanderRichard WalesBWAS-179312.1811 - 17.1.1813CommanderFrancis Alexander HallidayBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
16.12.1811 - 17.1.1813LieutenantThomas Bourchier (1791-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.2.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
27.5.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.6.1806Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
11.1811Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1812Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1.1813Bilged near Newbiggin, NorthumberlandBWAS-1793
17.1.1813Wreck abandonedBWAS-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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