Gunboat No. 25 -> 1797 Furnace

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched10.4.1797BWAS-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' 2"Imperial Feet23.1733 
Length of Keel62' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet18.9167 
Breadth22' 6 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft5' 10 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Burthen168 5294Tons BM 

Armament


10.4.1797Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1801LieutenantMaurice William SucklingBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
13.4.1797Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.1797Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed FurnaceBWAS-1793
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820) 
 

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