Fervent -> 1864 Mooring Lighter No.3

Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Balthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Broken Up1879BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 2 ½"Imperial Feet24.3967 
Length of Keel65' 11 ⅞"Imperial Feet19.8342 
Breadth22' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Draught Forward5' 8"Imperial Feet1.7272 
Draught Aft7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Burthen179 6494Tons BM 


15.12.1804Broadside 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

12.1804 - 1811Lieutenant John Edward HareBWAS-17931811 - 11.9.1812Lieutenant George StewartBWAS-179311.9.1812 - 15.6.1814Commander Charles Hope ReidBWAS-179315.6.1814 - 1815Commander William HothamBWAS-17931815 - 6.1815Commander William BranderBWAS-1793

Service History

18.2.1804Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
15.12.1804Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1807At GibraltarBWAS-1793
1808In the ChannelBWAS-1793
19.5.1809Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
12.11.1811Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
11.9.1812Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
11.9.1812Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Unknown
6.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
1816Mooring lighter at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1864Renamed Mooring Lighter No.3BWAS-1793


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