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Nautilus

5516
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1807BWAS-1793
Launched5.8.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardMistley - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class (1797)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Isaac BettsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1823BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen384 6094Tons BM 

Armament


5.8.1807Broadside 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

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.1807 - 24.4.1808Commander
Matthew SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
BWAS-1793
24.4.1808 - 11.1814Commander
Thomas DenchBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1814
BWAS-1793
11.1814 - 1815Commander
John BradleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1815
BWAS-1793
30.12.1820 - 6.3.1821Lieutenant
John Ralph BloisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1823
NBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.9.1813 - 12.1813First Lieutenant
Henry BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1819
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.8.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
26.11.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
20.12.1807Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
1.4.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
21.7.1810Took the Privateer
Le Brave (5) 1810-1810
French 5 Gun
Privateer
in the Mediterranean

7.2.1813Took the Privateer
Le Leonide (14) 1813-1813
French 14 Gun
Privateer
off the Esquerques

24.5.1813Took the Privateer
La Colombe (4) 1813-1813
French 4 Gun
Privateer

19.1.1818Delivered to the Committee for Distressed Seamen at DeptfordBWAS-1793
10.1818Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.1819Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.10.1823Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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