Musquito

5477
Nominal Guns3B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.3.1823B181
Keel Laid Down5.1823B181
Launched19.2.1825B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
Ship ClassCherokee ClassB181
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)B181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSloop B181
Sailing RigBrigB181
Sold7.11.1843B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.2663 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Displacement297Tons BM 
Burthen235 994Tons BM 

Armament


19.2.1825Broadside Weight = 27 Imperial Pound ( 12.2445 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck2 British 18-Pounder
Pivot Mount1 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.4.1827 - 19.4.1828CommanderGeorge Bohun Martin (d.1854)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
19.2.1825Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
28.7.1827Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3792.0.0dB181
20.10.1827Battle of Navarino
7.11.1843Sold at Plymouth to Greenwood 7 ClarkB181


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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