Gunboat No. 29 -> 1797 Gallant

4411
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1797BWAS-1793
Launched4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCourser Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat
Sold10.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck76' 1 ½"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Length of Keel62' 2 ⅞"Imperial Feet18.9198 
Breadth22' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Forward3' 11"Imperial Feet0.9398 
Draught Aft5' 7 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Burthen169 994Tons BM 

Armament


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 - 1801LieutenantWilliam LyallBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
25.4.1797Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
15.7.1797Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed GallantBWAS-1793
5.1798coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793


Sources


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

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