Gunboat No. 23 -> 1797 Furious

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched31.3.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCourser ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793
Sold10.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck76' 3"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Length of Keel62' 5"Imperial Feet18.9611 
Breadth22' 7"Imperial Feet6.7945 
Depth in Hold8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft5' 10 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Burthen169 3094Tons BM 

Armament


31.3.1797Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179750Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1800LieutenantNicholas Caesar CorsellisBWAS-17931800 - 1801LieutenantWilliam Troth (d.1803)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
1.4.1797Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
21.7.1797Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed FuriousBWAS-1793
12.1799coppering at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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