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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorIsaac BettsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1807 - 24.4.1808CommanderMatthew SmithBWAS-179324.4.1808 - 11.1814CommanderThomas DenchBWAS-179311.1814 - 1815CommanderJohn BradleyBWAS-179330.12.1820 - 6.3.1821LieutenantJohn Ralph BloisNBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.9.1813 - 12.1813First LieutenantHenry Boteler (1793-?)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) in the Mediterranean
7.2.1813Took the Privateer Le Leonide (14) off the Esquerques
24.5.1813Took the Privateer La Colombe (4)
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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