Musquito

5476
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1803BWAS-1793
Launched4.9.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardYarmouth IOW - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold7.5.1822BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen384 5194Tons BM 

Armament


4.9.1804Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1804 - 10.1807CommanderSamuel Jackson (1775-1845)BWAS-179310.1807 - 15.8.1809CommanderWilliam GoateBWAS-179319.6.1811 - 7.2.1812CommanderChristopher BellNBD18497.2.1812 - 1815CommanderJames TomkinsonBWAS-17938.1815 - 7.12.1818CommanderGeorge BrineBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.6.1811 - 6.3.1812LieutenantHenry BirdNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
17.10.1804 - 1805MidshipmanWilliam BroadwaterNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1804Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
18.11.1804Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
14.4.1805Took the Privateer L'Orestes (1)
14.4.1805Took the Privateer Le Pylades (1) in the Channel
25.5.1809Took the Cutter Sol Fuglen (6) in the North Sea
7.7.1809Operations in the Elbe
8.1809Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1811RecommissionedBWAS-1793
24.4.1813Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1814In Home watersBWAS-1793
1817Paid off at DeptfordBWAS-1793
7.5.1822Sold to Thomas King for £1,050BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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