Forward

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1804BWAS-1793
Launched4.1.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBerwick-upon-Tweed - Northumberland BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph ToddBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up14.12.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel65' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet19.8184 
Breadth22' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet6.7247 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Draught Forward6' 3 ½"Imperial Feet1.8415 
Draught Aft7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Burthen178 3094Tons BM 

Armament


4.1.1805Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1804 - 1807LieutenantDaniel Shiels (d.1815)BWAS-17931807 - 1808LieutenantRichard Welch (d.1830)BWAS-17931808 - 1809LieutenantDaniel Shiels (d.1815)BWAS-17931810 - 1815LieutenantRichard BanksBWAS-1793

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
18.7.1807 - 12.1807Able SeamanRobert ButcherNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.2.1806Took the Privateer La Rancune (4) in the Channel
22.3.1806Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
31.3.1806Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
23.4.1808Upon the Danish coast, the boats of the Daphne (22) , 20, Captain Francis Mason, and Tartarus (18) , 18, Lieutenant William Russell (actg. Com.), were sent in, in tow of the Forward, 12, Lieutenant David Sheils, to destroy a convoy which was assembling at Fladstrand for the purpose of carrying stores and provisions to Norway. All the laden vessels of the convoy, ten in number, were carried off from under the guns of a Danish fort, with a loss of only 5 wounded.TRN5
14.5.1811

His boat took a Unknown Danish Privateer

BG
14.5.1811Took the Privateer Dragedukken (2) BG
14.12.1815Sold at Woolwich ofr £600BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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