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Nautilus

5512
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.5.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1782BWAS-1714
Launched9.1.1784BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardWest Itchenor - Chichester BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEcho Class (1781)BWAS-1714
Designed by
Edward HuntBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1731-1740
BWAS-1714
Constructor
Caleb CrookendenBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Wrecked3.2.1799BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck101' 2"Imperial Feet30.8356 
Length of Keel83' 0"Imperial Feet25.2984 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen339 9294Tons BM 

Armament


9.1.1784Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1781125Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1.11.1784 - 27.3.1786Commander
George TrippBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1773-1800
ADM 6/23/249
BWAS-1714
27.3.1786 - 2.12.1788Commander
Thomas Boulden ThompsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1814
ADM 6/23/232
BWAS-1714
16.1.1789 - 1.10.1790Commander
John TriggeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1766-1808
ADM 6/23/502
BWAS-1714
1.10.1790 - 24.4.1793Commander
Charles CravenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1805
Transfered ADM 6/24/72
BWAS-1714
12.1792 - 20.2.1793Lieutenant
Harry PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1714
20.2.1793 - 1.1794Commander
Harry PowlettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
ADM 6/24/212
BWAS-1714
9.1.1794 - 24.3.1794Commander
James CarpenterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1837
BWAS-1714
1795 - 9.1795Commander
James RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795
BWAS-1714
9.1795 - 3.2.1799Commander
Henry GunterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1799
BWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.1.1794 - 4.11.1795Lieutenant
Edward BerryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1821
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Service History


DateEventSource
8.1782Began building at West Itchenor - Chichester BWAS-1714
9.1.1784Completed building at West Itchenor - Chichester at a cost of £3622.6.11dBWAS-1714
23.1.1784Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
17.12.1784Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1404.0.0dBWAS-1714
8.4.1787Sailed for Sierra LeoneBWAS-1714
2.12.1788Paid offADM 51
1.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
26.5.1789Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
3.6.1790Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
28.7.1791Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1714
12.1792Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
2.1793Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4376.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.2.1793Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
8.1795Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
9.1795Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1795Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3862.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.1797Took the Privateer
L'Adolph (12) 1797-1797
French 12 Gun
Privateer

12.6.1797Took the Cutter
La Syrène (6) 1797-1797
French 6 Gun
Unrated Cutter
off the Dutch coast , off Fleckery
N-GAZ
12.6.1797Took the Lugger
Brutal (6) 1797-1797
Dutch 6 Gun
Privateer Lugger
off the Dutch coast , off Fleckery
N-GAZ
2.7.1797Took the Privateer
Kleine Spearer (6) 1797-1797
Dutch 6 Gun
Privateer
off the Scaw

4.4.1798Took the Unrated
La Légère (10) 1798-1798
French 10 Gun
Unrated
in the North Sea

3.2.1799Wrecked off Flamborough HeadBWAS-1714

 

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Posted by Brian on Monday 21st of July 2014 21:22

1797/05 Took the Privateer L'Adolph
The London Gazette
Publication date:6 June 1797
Admiralty Office, June 10, 1797 - Letter from Captain Gunter, Commander of His Majesty's sloop Nautilus, dated at sea, May 24, 1797
I beg you will be pleased to inform the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty of the capture of the Adolphe French lugger privateer, after being chased four hours by his Majesty's sloop Nautilus and Sea-Gull, and previously started from under the land, and chased by his Majesty's hired cutter, the King George. She had been out nine days from Boulogne; she is quite new, had taken nothing, this being her first cruize, pierced for 12 guns, part of which she threw over board in the chase, and only five on board when taken, and eight swivels with thirty five men.

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