Growler

4569
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1804BWAS-1793
Launched10.8.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBalthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold31.5.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0 ½"Imperial Feet24.3967 
Length of Keel65' 10 ⅛"Imperial Feet19.8152 
Breadth22' 7"Imperial Feet6.7945 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen178 5894Tons BM 

Armament


10.8.1804Broadside 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

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1804 - 1806LieutenantJames RoseBWAS-17931806 - 6.1806LieutenantThomas NesbitBWAS-17936.1806 - 1807LieutenantSamuel Thomas (d.1810)BWAS-17931807 - 1809LieutenantRichard Crossman (d.1818)BWAS-17931810 - 29.5.1812LieutenantJohn Weeks (d.1824)BWAS-179329.5.1812 - 1814LieutenantHugh Anderson (d.1827)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.3.1805 - 7.5.1805Sub-LieutenantEdward Thomas Crouch (d.1846)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.8.1804Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
18.9.1804Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1805Took the Unrated Gunboat Gunboat No.193
28.1.1806Took the Privateer Lugger Le Voltigeur (14) BG
7.1806With the Channel FleetBWAS-1793
11.4.1809Attack on the Basque Roads
16.5.1809Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
10.1811Began repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1811Completed repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
22.5.1812Action off Lorient
1813In the BalticBWAS-1793
1815In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
31.8.1815Sold at Portsmouth for £600BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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