Griper

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.11.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1813BWAS-1793
Launched14.7.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardHythe - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBold - Modified Confounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Mark RichardsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Transfered12.1825BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish brig 'Griper' (1825) (12)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 8"Imperial Feet25.654 
Length of Keel70' 5"Imperial Feet21.463 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen182 6994Tons BM 

Armament


14.7.1813Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
181160Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.1813 - 2.1814Commander Charles MitchellBWAS-17932.1814 - 1817Commander Arthur M'MeekanBWAS-17931.1819 - 12.1820Lieutenant Matthew LiddonBWAS-17931.1824 - 12.1824Captain George Francis LyonBWAS-17931825Commander Douglas Charles Clavering (1794-1827)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
7.4.1824 - 1827Lieutenant Francis Harding (1779-1875)W025

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1814 - 18.2.1815Master Archibald CampbellNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1813Began building at Hythe - Kent BWAS-1793
14.7.1813Completed building at Hythe - Kent at a cost of £3411.0.0dBWAS-1793
17.7.1813Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.11.1813Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1817At ChathamBWAS-1793
12.1818Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1819Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1820Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1823Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.1823Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1.1824Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.1824Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.6.1824Sailed for Hudson BayBWAS-1793
29.6.1824Arrived at Stromness in company with Snap (12) WRBLOG
3.7.1824Left Stromness bound for the Hudson StraitWRBLOG
12.1824Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1825Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1825Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793

 

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