Firm

4254
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.11.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.2.1794BWAS-1793
Launched19.5.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFirm ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorMartin Ware (d.1801)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFloating Battery BWAS-1793
Sold30.3.1803BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Length of Keel77' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet23.4728 
Breadth31' 0"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold7' 4"Imperial Feet2.2352 
Burthen397 694Tons BM 

Armament


19.5.1794Broadside Weight = 144 Imperial Pound ( 65.304 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1793100Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.6.1794 - 4.8.1794CommanderCharles Temple Hardy (1765-1714) ADM 6/25/46BWAS-17934.8.1794 - 21.4.1795CommanderRobert Plampin (1762-1834) ADM 6/25/70BWAS-17938.1795 - 2.1796LieutenantJohn EdwardsBWAS-17939.1796 - 9.1797CommanderHorace Pine (d.1798)BWAS-17934.9.1797 - 4.1799CommanderPatrick Campbell (1773-1841)ref:6164.1799 - 1801CommanderBulkley Macworth PraedBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
28.8.1794 - 1794LieutenantJohn Whipple ADM 6/25/81ADM 6/25

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.1.1798 - 5.4.1802GunnerJohn RossADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
26.5.1794Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Gunboat
2.1796Paid offBWAS-1793
9.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1793
3.1800At SheernessBWAS-1793
3.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
30.3.1803Sold to Mr. Francis Hurry for £525BWAS-1793

 

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