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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased4.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel
Broken Up1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck92' 9"Imperial Feet28.1559 
Length of Keel76' 5"Imperial Feet23.186 
Breadth27' 2"Imperial Feet8.2369 
Depth in Hold12' 5"Imperial Feet3.7211 
Burthen300 2794Tons BM 

Armament


4.1797Broadside Weight = 190 Imperial Pound ( 86.165 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck4 British 68-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 10" Mortar
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179767Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1797 - 29.6.1799CommanderJames OughtonBWAS-179329.6.1799 - 4.1800CommanderPeter Turner Bover (1772-1802)BWAS-179322.4.1800 - 1.1801CommanderStephen Thomas DigbyBWAS-179313.1.1801 - 5.1803CommanderRichard Hatherill (d.1804)BWAS-17935.1803 - 3.1805CommanderJohn SykesBWAS-17933.1805 - 3.1806CommanderJohn GascoyneBWAS-17933.1806 - 4.1806CommanderJohn ThicknesseBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
24.4.1797Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
4.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
23.7.1804Bombardment of Le Havre
1.8.1804Bombardment of Le Havre
4.1806Laid up in ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1793
7.1813Broken up at WoolwichBWAS-1793
90.90.1970Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6793.0.0dBWAS-1793

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1798/05/141798/05/20Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)

Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1793
Mercantile Scipio

Sources


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

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