Musquito

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Nominal Guns6BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer schooner 'La Venus' (1793) (4)
Captured1793BWAS-1793
First Commissioned11.1793BWAS-1793
ShipyardWest Indies - North Atlantic Ocean BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793
Captured16.9.1798BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck55' 4"Imperial Feet16.7843 
Length of Keel46' 6"Imperial Feet14.0462 
Breadth16' 11"Imperial Feet4.881 
Depth in Hold6' 4"Imperial Feet1.9304 
Burthen71Tons BM 

Armament


11.1793Broadside Weight = 6 Imperial Pound ( 2.721 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.179330 BWAS-1793

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1793 - 1795Lieutenant John FentonBWAS-17931795 - 1798Lieutenant John Boucher M'FarlaneBWAS-17931798 - 16.9.1798Lieutenant John WhyteBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
16.9.1798Taken by Medea (40) off Cuba
16.9.1798Taken by Esmerelda (34) off Cuba
16.9.1798Taken by Santa Clara (34) off Cuba

 

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