Musette

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer corvette 'La Musette' (1793) (18)
Captured21.12.1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardNantes - Brittany BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold27.8.1806BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck102' 0 ½"Imperial Feet31.1023 
Length of Keel80' 9 ⅜"Imperial Feet24.3935 
Breadth26' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet7.9312 
Depth in Hold13' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet3.9815 
Burthen311 7594Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen300French Tonneaux293.7 

Armament


9.1803Broadside Weight = 240 Imperial Pound ( 108.84 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 24-Pound Carronade

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1803 - 12.1804LieutenantJohn Bevan (d.1832)BWAS-17931805LieutenantThomas SimpsonBWAS-17931806 - 8.1806LieutenantRobert Benjamin Young (1773-1846)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.10.1803 - 6.1805MidshipmanEdward Andrews (1782-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1.1797Taken by Hazard (16) off the Irish coast
30.1.1797Arrived at Plymouth and laid upBWAS-1793
1799Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
9.1803Commissioned as a Floating Battery for the River YareBWAS-1793
9.1803Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Floating Battery
9.1803Began fitting as a Floating Battery at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1803Completed fitting as a Floating Battery at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
27.8.1806Sold at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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