Gannet

4418
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired3.1800BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1800BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Designed byThomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold21.7.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck88' 7"Imperial Feet26.8446 
Length of Keel69' 0"Imperial Feet21.0312 
Breadth28' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen290 2994Tons BM 

Armament


4.1800Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.180086 BWAS-1793

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1800 - 29.4.1802CommanderIsaac CotgraveBWAS-17937.1802 - 1805CommanderEdward BassBWAS-17937.1806 - 1807CommanderCharles Philip Butler Bateman (1776-?)BWAS-17931807 - 1809CommanderJames StevensonBWAS-17931.2.1812 - 4.1812CommanderWilliam StyleBWAS-17934.1812 - 5.1812CommanderWilliam FerrieBWAS-17935.1812 - 1813CommanderJohn PorteousBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.7.1808 - 4.11.1810First LieutenantJohn Donaldson Boswall (1790-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
31.3.1800Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.7.1800Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2083.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.3.1801Took the Lugger La Vengeance (14) off the DownsBG
6.1803Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1.1807Sailed for LisbonBWAS-1793
3.1808Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1808Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1.12.1808Sailed with a convoy for GibraltarBWAS-1793
1813In Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
21.7.1814Sold at Sheerness for £770BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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