Grasshopper

4531
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1812BWAS-1793
Launched17.5.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Nicholas DiddamsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold30.5.1832BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.4791 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen385 6994Tons BM 

Armament


17.5.1813Broadside 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

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1813 - 7.6.1814Commander Henry Robert Battersby (d.1816)BWAS-17937.6.1814 - 2.1816CommanderSir Charles Burrard (2nd Baronet) (1793-1870)BWAS-17935.1818 - 5.1819Commander Henry ForbesBWAS-17935.1819 - 1820Commander David Buchan (1780-1838)BWAS-179313.12.1823 - 28.1.1826Commander John George Aplin (1790-1861)NBD184912.1826 - 1827Commander Courtenay Edmund William Boyle (1800-?)BWAS-179312.1827 - 1.1829Commander Abraham CrawfordBWAS-17935.1.1829 - 5.1830Commander Charles DeareBWAS-17935.1830 - 1832Commander John Elphinstone Erskine (1806-1887)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1813 - 12.1815Lieutenant Richard BartonNBD184913.12.1821 - 12.1825Lieutenant Frederick Moore Boultbee (1798-1876)NBD184918.12.1821 - 1822Lieutenant Jospeh Bage Boultbee (1791-1865)NBD184912.1.1824 - 1824Lieutenant John Adams (d.1866)W033

Service History


DateEventSource
17.5.1813Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
28.6.1813Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1814Sailed with a convoy for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1816Paid off into OrdinaryBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
1.1818Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1818Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1819Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
1.1822Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
1.1822Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1822Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1823Commissioned for HalifaxBWAS-1793
6.1827Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
12.1827Recommissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1793
2.1828Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
31.5.1832Sold at Portsmouth to J. Ward for £910BWAS-1793

 

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