Kite

5015
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1805BWAS-1793
Launched16.7.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBrightlingsea - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFly ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Mathew WarrenBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold14.12.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Length of Keel79' 5"Imperial Feet24.0933 
Breadth25' 10 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen282 7794Tons BM 

Armament


16.7.1805Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.180594Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1805 - 1809Commander Joseph James (d.1837)BWAS-17931810 - 1811Commander Benjamin CrispinBWAS-17931812 - 7.1813Lieutenant George CanningNAO7.1813 - 2.1814Commander Robert Cavendish Spencer (1791-1830)BWAS-179316.2.1814 - 1815Commander Thomas ForsterBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1813 - 5.6.1813Lieutenant Charles Williams (d.1813)TRN52.2.1813 - 20.10.1813Acting Lieutenant James Richard BoothNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
22.7.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
29.11.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.2.1807Took the Privateer Le Chasseur (2)
15.8.1807Second Battle of Copenhagen
23.8.1807Aciton of 1807-08-23
3.9.1808Action of Nyborg
2.1809Began repairs at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
3.1809Completed repairs at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
13.3.1810Sailed with a convoy for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
2.12.1810Took the Privateer Le Renard (6)
13.3.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
5.6.1813Attack at Chiliodromia
18.8.1813Attack on the Batteries at Cassis
1815In Ordinary at DeptfordBWAS-1793
14.12.1815Sold at Deptford for £200BWAS-1793

 

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