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Nominal Guns8BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1793
Sold28.5.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck102' 6"Imperial Feet31.1658 
Length of Keel80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Breadth29' 3"Imperial Feet8.8477 
Depth in Hold12' 11"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen364Tons BM 

Armament


10.1803Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar
Upper Gun Deck8 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
67Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
12.1803 - 5.1804Lieutenant James MastersBWAS-17935.1804 - 1809Commander Joseph James (d.1837)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.1.1804 - 1.11.1809Lieutenant James Atwater (1774-1847)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
30.10.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
27.2.1804Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
23.7.1804Bombardment of Le Havre
1.8.1804Bombardment of Le Havre
10.1.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
19.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles
1.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles

 

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