Minx

5424
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.12.1801BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1801BWAS-1793
Launched14.4.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Captured2.9.1809BWAS-1793
BecomesDanish brig 'Minx' (1809) (12)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 1"Imperial Feet24.4094 
Length of Keel65' 9 ½"Imperial Feet19.8247 
Breadth22' 8"Imperial Feet6.8072 
Depth in Hold9' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Draught Forward5' 9"Imperial Feet1.7526 
Draught Aft7' 0 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen179 7594Tons BM 

Armament


14.4.1801Broadside 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 - 1807LieutenantPatrick MandersonBWAS-17934.1808 - 2.9.1809LieutenantGeorge le Blanc (d.1811)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
17.4.1801Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
12.5.1801Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
16.5.1804Attack on Ver Huell's squadron
2.9.1809Taken by the Danish off the Scaw


Sources


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

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