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Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
British cutter 'Speedwell' (1797) (14) 1797-1806
British 14 Gun
Unrated Cutter
Purchased8.1806BWAS-1793
ShipyardCowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCutterBWAS-1793
Captured25.2.1813BWAS-1793
Becomes
American Privateer brig 'Bunker Hill' (1813) (14) 1813-1814
American 14 Gun
Privateer Brig

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck77' 9 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Length of Keel57' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet17.3895 
Breadth25' 4"Imperial Feet7.6403 
Depth in Hold10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen196 7094Tons BM 

Armament


1806Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.1806 - 1807Lieutenant
Joseph BeckettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1808
BWAS-1793
1807 - 25.2.1813Lieutenant
John TraceyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1814
BWAS-1793
12.2.1812 - 25.2.1813Lieutenant
Edward BarnettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1848
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1807 - 12.1809Master
John BowieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
4.10.1806Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.1.1807Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.1.1808Took the Privateer
Le Courier (18) 1808-1808
French 18 Gun
Privateer
in Home Waters

30.8.1808Took the Privateer
Le Foudroyant (10) 1808-1808
French 10 Gun
Privateer

29.5.1812Took the Privateer
Le Petit Charles (2) 1810-1812
French 2 Gun
Privateer
off Start Point
ref:720
25.2.1813Taken by
La Gloire (44) 1811-1822
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
off Madeira


 

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