Guachapin

4570
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer brig 'Le Guapachin' (1800) (16)
Captured1.1801BWAS-1793
First Commissioned2.1801BWAS-1793
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked29.7.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 5"Imperial Feet24.511 
Length of Keel63' 4"Imperial Feet19.2363 
Breadth23' 1"Imperial Feet7.0189 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen176Tons BM 

Armament


1801Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.4.1800 - 28.4.1802CommanderSamuel Butcher (1770-1849)BWAS-179329.4.1802 - 6.1804LieutenantKenneth M'KenzieBWAS-179321.6.1804 - 1807CommanderRobert Henderson (1778-?)BWAS-17931807LieutenantUriah Goodwin (d.1809)BWAS-17931811 - 29.7.1811LieutenantMichael Jenkins (d.1811)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
25.4.1804Capture of Surinam
13.9.1806Commissioned as Guardship at St Johns, AntiguaBWAS-1793
29.7.1811Driven ashore on Antigua by a HurricaneBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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