Forester

4319
Forrester
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.7.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1806BWAS-1793
Launched3.8.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor John King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold8.3.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 2 ⅞"Imperial Feet23.4918 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen384 2694Tons BM 

Armament


3.8.1806Broadside 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

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.1806 - 2.6.1809Commander John RichardsBWAS-17932.6.1809 - 4.1814Commander Alexander KennedyBWAS-179327.4.1814 - 1815Commander William HendryBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.8.1808 - 17.6.1809Lieutenant Thomas Bourchier (1791-?)NBD184911.8.1812 - 5.6.1813Lieutenant William Walford (1787-1859)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.8.1806Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
20.10.1806Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
29.8.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
23.3.1813Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
15.5.1813Took the Privateer Mary Anne (2) off San Domingo
1815Paid offBWAS-1793
8.3.1819Sold at Portsmouth to G. Young for £1,130BWAS-1793

 

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