Gannet

4419
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.8.1813BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1813BWAS-1793
Launched13.11.1814BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Lynn - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorEdward LarkingBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold16.8.1838BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 2"Imperial Feet30.5308 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen386 2694Tons BM 

Armament


13.11.1814Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1821 - 1822CommanderWilliam SimpsonBWAS-179328.9.1824 - 14.8.1827CommanderFrancis BraceNBD184922.10.1827 - 1829CommanderWilliam EdwardesBWAS-179311.1830 - 6.1833CommanderMark Halpen SwenyBWAS-17936.6.1833 - 10.1.1827CommanderJohn Balfour Maxwell (1799-1874)W025

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1830 - 1830LieutenantFrancis William Austen (1808-?)BWAS-17931832 - 3.1833LieutenantHoratio BlairNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.11.1814Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
28.1.1815Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1726.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
4.1821Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
7.1821Commissioned for CorkBWAS-1793
10.8.1821Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6019.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1824Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1825Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
1825Rerigged and fitted at UnknownBWAS-1793
1829Paid off at ChathamBWAS-1793
1.1830Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1830Recommissioned for North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
2.1831Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9328.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1834Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated  
3.1834Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
5.1834Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4969.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.8.1838Sold at Sheerness to Mr Soames for £1,140BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
 

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