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Kingfisher

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King's Fisher Kingsfisher
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardRochester - Kent BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Wrecked3.12.1798BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck95' 1"Imperial Feet28.9611 
Length of Keel73' 3 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth30' 9 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold7' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet2.14 
Burthen369 5794Tons BM 

Armament


5.1783Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1783100 BWAS-1714

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.12.1782 - 28.4.1783Commander
William Albany OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/22/551
BWAS-1714
1.5.1783 - 20.10.1786Commander
William Albany OtwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1814
ADM 6/23/60
ADM 6/23
20.10.1786 - 1.12.1787Commander
George LumsdaineBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1776-1811
ADM 6/23/362
BWAS-1714
1.12.1787 - 5.8.1790Commander
Henry WarreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1810
Transfered ADM 6/23/440
ADM 6/23
21.9.1790 - 8.4.1791Commander
Richard BridgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1771-1802
ADM 6/24/69
ADM 6/24
22.11.1790 - 25.3.1791Commander
Robert FaulknorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1774-1794
Transfered ADM 6/24/89
ADM 6/24
8.4.1791 - 26.3.1792Commander
The Hon. Charles JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1796
Transfered ADM 6/24/115
BWAS-1714
2.5.1792 - 25.10.1792Commander
William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
Transfered ADM 6/24/164
BWAS-1714
25.10.1792 - 19.3.1794Commander
Sir Thomas GravesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1808
Transfered ADM 6/24/179
BWAS-1714
19.3.1794 - 23.7.1795Commander
Thomas Le Marchant GosselinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1841
ADM 6/25/21
BWAS-1714
8.1795 - 2.9.1795Commander
Alexander WilsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1714
2.9.1795 - 6.3.1797Commander
Edward MarshBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1801
BWAS-1714
8.3.1797 - 24.4.1797Commander
John BlighBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1821
ref:616
25.4.1797 - 11.8.1797Commander
John MaitlandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1714
11.8.1797 - 3.12.1798Commander
Charles Herbert PierrepontBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1801
BWAS-1714

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.11.1790 - 1790Lieutenant
George ScottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
ADM 6/24/87
ADM 6/24
1794First Lieutenant
William LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1794
ref:924
1794Second Lieutenant
Michael HolmeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794
ref:924
31.8.1795 - 3.9.1797Lieutenant
John PilfoldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1805
RNB1823

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.3.1793 - 30.10.1794Master
David SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1798
ADM 29-1
7.3.1795 - 20.12.1798Master
William MowbrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1806
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1797Midshipman
Justinian BarrellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1815
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
5.3.1783 - 28.4.1783Lieutenant's Servant
Robinson KittoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1820
ADM 29/8

Service History


DateEventSource
17.12.1782Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
23.1.1783Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2520.17.6dBWAS-1714
1.6.1794Glorious 1st of June
16.6.1795First Battle of Groix
3.1796Sailed to the West IndiesBWAS-1714
1.1797On the Lisbon StationBWAS-1714
29.3.1797Took the Privateer
Le Général (14) 1796-1797
French 14 Gun
Privateer
ref:692
15.9.1797Took the Lugger
L'Espoir (2) 1797-1797
French 2 Gun
Privateer Lugger
without having made a prize in his last cruise
BG
8.1.1798Took the Privateer
La Betsey (16) 1798-1798
French 16 Gun
Privateer
BG
15.3.1798Took the Privateer
Le Lynx (10) 1796-1798
French 10 Gun
Privateer
Oporto bearing S. E by E. distant 40 leagues
BG
3.12.1798Bilged on the Lisbon BarBWAS-1714

 

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