Kangaroo

4974
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1803BWAS-1793
Launched12.9.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Lynn - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold14.12.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck106' 1"Imperial Feet32.313 
Length of Keel87' 6 ½"Imperial Feet26.5303 
Breadth28' 2"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Depth in Hold13' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Draught Forward7' 1"Imperial Feet2.159 
Draught Aft10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen369 4094Tons BM 

Armament


12.9.1805Broadside Weight = 304 Imperial Pound ( 137.864 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.1.1795121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1806 - 23.1.1806CommanderHenry LarocheBWAS-179323.1.1806 - 21.10.1810CommanderJohn Baker (1770-1845)NBD184921.10.1810 - 10.1811CommanderJohn BradleyBWAS-179310.1811 - 4.1813CommanderJohn LloydBWAS-17934.1813 - 1815CommanderWilliam Sumner HallBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1807 - 2.11.1808LieutenantGeorge Bowen (d.1872)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
22.2.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
20.11.1808Took the Privateer L'Egayant (14) off the Downs
20.11.1811Sailed for the African CoastBWAS-1793

 

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