Musquito

5474
Nominal Guns4BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.2.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1794BWAS-1793
Launched1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMusquito ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Sidney SmithBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Wells (d.1794)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFloating Battery BWAS-1793
Wrecked20.6.1795BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 1"Imperial Feet24.4094 
Length of Keel56' 2 ¼"' 0"Imperial Feet17.0752 
Breadth32' 2"Imperial Feet9.779 
Depth in Hold7' 0 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen309 2294Tons BM 

Armament


2.1795Broadside Weight = 92 Imperial Pound ( 41.722 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.179550EstablishmentBWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1795 - 20.6.1795LieutenantWilliam MccarthyBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
20.6.1795Wrecked on the french Coast, 6 men lostBWAS-1793

 

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