Griper

4565
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1804BWAS-1793
Launched24.9.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Lynn - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Wrecked18.2.1807BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 2"Imperial Feet24.4348 
Length of Keel65' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet19.8311 
Breadth22' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen179 4094Tons BM 

Armament


24.9.1804Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1804 - 18.2.1807LieutenantEdward Morris (d.1807)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
24.9.1804Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
6.12.1804Completed fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 16th of May 2012 19:37

1807 Feb 18 Severe gale in the Channel wrecks Prospero 8 bomb vessel, Speedwell 14 brig sloop Lieutenant William Robertson [all lost] off Dieppe. Inveterate 12 Acting Lieutenant John Kingdon, Wrecked near St Valery en Caux, Calais and Griper 12 founders off Ostend. next day the 19th Ignition 8 fire vessel wrecked off Dieppe.

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