Goldfinch

4489
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.12.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1808BWAS-1793
Launched8.8.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardEling - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
Constructor John WarwickBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold8.11.1838BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.2663 
Breadth24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen237Tons BM 

Armament


8.8.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1808 - 24.8.1809Commander Fitzowen George Skinner (d.1810)BWAS-179324.8.1809 - 22.10.1810Commander Arden Adderley (1783-1864)NBD184911.1810 - 10.1814Commander Edmund WallerBWAS-17939.10.1814 - 12.1815Commander John FooteNBD18499.1824 - 1831Lieutenant John WalkieBWAS-17937.1832 - 1838Lieutenant Edward CollierBWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1808 - 16.5.1811Midshipman Benjamin Aplin (1791-1860)NBD184910.1809 - 7.5.1810Midshipman John Brothers (1793-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1808Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
27.8.1808Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
26.12.1808Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
17.5.1809Goldfinch vs Mouche
12.1815Paid off and laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
4.1819Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1820Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4546.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1824Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1824Commissioned for the Packet service at FalmouthBWAS-1793
9.1824Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Packet
11.1824Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.11.1838Sold to R. Willis for £718.8.0dBWAS-1793

 

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