Oberon

5600
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.12.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1805BWAS-1793
Launched13.8.1805BWAS-1793
First Commissioned9.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSeagull ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJames ShepherdBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up5.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 2"Imperial Feet28.3633 
Length of Keel75' 11"Imperial Feet22.8651 
Breadth26' 5 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold11' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Draught Forward7' 5"Imperial Feet2.2606 
Draught Aft9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen282 6494Tons BM 

Armament


13.8.1805Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.180595Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1805 - 22.1.1806CommanderJohn BushbyBWAS-179322.1.1806 - 1807CommanderGeorge Manners SuttonBWAS-17935.1810 - 1814CommanderSir James MurrayBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1805 - 1.1806MidshipmanThomas Bushby (d.1865)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1814 - 18151st Class VolunteerAlexander BrownNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
20.8.1805Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.1805Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1793
19.12.1805Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
13.11.1807Took the Lugger Le Ratafia (12) ref:692
5.1810In the North SeaBWAS-1793
1814In the BalticBWAS-1793
5.1816Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
 

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