Mallard

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.12.1800BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1801BWAS-1793
Launched11.4.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Captured25.12.1804BWAS-1793
BecomesFrench brig 'Mallard' (1804) (12)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0 ½"Imperial Feet24.3967 
Length of Keel65' 11"Imperial Feet19.8171 
Breadth22' 6 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold9' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Draught Forward5' 6"Imperial Feet1.6764 
Draught Aft7' 5"Imperial Feet2.2606 
Burthen178 1594Tons BM 

Armament


11.4.1801Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1801 - 11.1804LieutenantJohn ReadBWAS-179311.1804 - 24.12.1804LieutenantJohn William MilesBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
6.4.1801Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
29.4.1801Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
25.12.1804Taken by the French While grounded near Calais


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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