Nightingale

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.12.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1805BWAS-1793
Launched29.7.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSeagull ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor John King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold23.11.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet28.3528 
Length of Keel76' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet23.1712 
Breadth26' 6"Imperial Feet7.9502 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft7' 8"Imperial Feet2.3368 
Burthen284 2694Tons BM 

Armament


29.7.1805Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

29.7.1805Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.180595Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1805 - 21.10.1810Commander William WilkinsonBWAS-179321.10.1810 - 1812Commander John Eveleigh (d.1813)BWAS-17931812 - 1815Commander Christopher NixonBWAS-1793

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.9.1814 - 12.18151st Class Volunteer Richard Edward Cumberland (1800-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1805Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
8.8.1805Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
29.11.1805Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
23.11.1815Sold at Sheerness for £810BWAS-1793

 

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