King's Fisher
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardRochester - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714


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 


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

14 Commanding Officers

9.12.1782 - 28.4.1783CommanderWilliam Albany Otway ADM 6/22/551BWAS-17141.5.1783 - 20.10.1786CommanderWilliam Albany Otway ADM 6/23/60ADM 6/2320.10.1786 - 1.12.1787CommanderGeorge Lumsdaine ADM 6/23/362BWAS-17141.12.1787 - 5.8.1790CommanderHenry Warre ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/2321.9.1790 - 8.4.1791CommanderRichard Bridges ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/248.4.1791 - 26.3.1792CommanderCharles Jones (d.1800) ADM 6/24/115BWAS-17142.5.1792 - 25.10.1792CommanderWilliam Brown ADM 6/24/164BWAS-171425.10.1792 - 19.3.1794CommanderSir Thomas Graves ADM 6/24/179BWAS-171419.3.1794 - 23.7.1795CommanderThomas Le Marchant Gosselin (1765-1857) ADM 6/25/21BWAS-17148.1795 - 2.9.1795CommanderAlexander Wilson (1760-1834)BWAS-17142.9.1795 - 6.3.1797CommanderEdward MarshBWAS-17148.3.1797 - 24.4.1797CommanderJohn Bligh (1770-1831)ref:61625.4.1797 - 11.8.1797CommanderJohn MaitlandBWAS-171411.8.1797 - 3.12.1798CommanderCharles Herbert PierrepontBWAS-1714

3 Commissioned Officers

1794First LieutenantWilliam Lloydref:9241794Second LieutenantMichael Holmeref:92431.8.1795 - 3.9.1797LieutenantJohn Pilfold (1769-1834)RNB1823

2 Warrant Officers

5.3.1793 - 30.10.1794MasterDavid SmithADM29-17.3.1795 - 20.12.1798MasterWilliam MowbrayADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

1797MidshipmanJustinian Barrell (d.1869)NBD1849

Service History

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
15.9.1797Took the Lugger L'Espoir (2) without having made a prize in his last cruiseBG
8.1.1798Took the Privateer La Betsey (16) BG
15.3.1798Took the Privateer Le Lynx (10)
3.12.1798Bilged on the Lisbon BarBWAS-1714


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