Gunboat No. 31 -> 1797 Haughty

Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardGravesend - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCourser ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam CleverleyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck76' 1 ½"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Length of Keel62' 3 ⅞"Imperial Feet18.9198 
Breadth22' 8"Imperial Feet6.8072 
Depth in Hold8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Forward4' 0 ½"Imperial Feet1.2319 
Draught Aft5' 8"Imperial Feet1.7272 
Burthen170 3094Tons BM 


4.1797Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179750Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers

5.1797 - 1799LieutenantMatthew SmithBWAS-17931799 - 7.9.1799LieutenantPeter Davies (d.1799)BWAS-1793

1 Crewman

24.4.1800 - 12.1801BoyMartin Bennett (1789-?)NBD1849

Service History

25.4.1797Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.1797Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed HaughtyBWAS-1793
8.1798coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1800In the SwaleBWAS-1793


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