Nautilus

5514
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.12.1796BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1798BWAS-1793
Launched12.4.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardMilford Haven - Pembrokeshire BWAS-1793
Designed byJean-Louis Barrallier (1751-1834)BWAS-1793
Constructor Jacob & SonsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked4.1.1807BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck112' 0"Imperial Feet34.1376 
Length of Keel94' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet28.6576 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen438 2894Tons BM 

Armament


12.4.1804Broadside Weight = 129 Imperial Pound ( 58.5015 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.4.1804121 BWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1804 - 28.2.1805CommanderGeorge Aldham (1772-1834)BWAS-179328.2.1805 - 22.1.1806CommanderJohn SykesBWAS-179322.1.1806 - 4.1.1807CommanderEdward Palmer (d.1807)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1798Began building at Milford Haven - Pembrokeshire BWAS-1793
12.4.1804Completed building at Milford Haven - Pembrokeshire at a cost of £10832.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.5.1804Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
17.6.1804Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9511.0.0dBWAS-1793
1806Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
4.5.1806Took the Schooner Giganta (5) by boats from the harbour of Vieja, near Cartagena
11.1806At TenedosBWAS-1793
4.1.1807Wrecked on an uncharted rock off Cerigotto, 59 killedBWAS-1793


Notes on Ship


ArmamentBWAS-1793
The only British sloop to carry a main battery of 9pdrs

 

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