Griffin

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Griffon
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig-corvette 'Le Griffon' (1806) (16)
Captured11.5.1808BWAS-1793
ShipyardRochefort - Aunis BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPalinure ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byFrançois Timothée Benjamin Pestel (1763-1828)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold11.3.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck92' 6"Imperial Feet28.1178 
Length of Keel80' 10"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth29' 4"Imperial Feet8.8505 
Depth in Hold8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Burthen368Tons BM 

Armament


6.1808Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1808100 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1808 - 12.1808LieutenantHenry Spark JonesBWAS-179311.1811 - 1.2.1812CommanderJohn TancockBWAS-17932.1812 - 7.6.1814CommanderGeorge Barne Trollope (1779-1850)BWAS-17937.6.1814 - 5.1816CommanderGeorge HewsonBWAS-17935.1816 - 9.1816CommanderJames Arthur MurrayBWAS-17939.1816LieutenantWilliam ElliottBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1808Commissioned in JamaicaBWAS-1793
10.10.1809Arrived at SheernessBWAS-1793
2.1810Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1811RecommissionedBWAS-1793
12.1811Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
27.3.1812Action off Dieppe
11.3.1819Sold at Deptford to Hill & Co. for £1,400BWAS-1793

 

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