Observateur

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench sloop 'L'Observateur' (1800) (16)
Captured9.6.1806BWAS-1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy BWAS-1793
Ship ClassVigilant ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by Pierre-Alexander Forfait (1752-1807)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold1.9.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 6"Imperial Feet27.5844 
Length of Keel72' 8"Imperial Feet22.0472 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Burthen303Tons BM 

Armament


6.1806Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)B028
Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180695 BWAS-1793

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.1806 - 2.1807Lieutenant George Alfred CroftonBWAS-17932.1807 - 1.1808Commander William LoveBWAS-17931.1808 - 30.3.1808Lieutenant John LawrenceBWAS-17934.1808 - 12.1809Commander Richard SmithBWAS-179312.1809 - 5.1810Lieutenant Frederick Augustus WetherallBWAS-179310.5.1810 - 11.1810Commander Henry JaneBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1810Lieutenant Provo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.6.1806Captured by Tartar in the West IndiesB028
13.12.1809Actions of December 1809
4.11.1810Arrived at Deptford and laid upBWAS-1793
1.9.1814Sold for £640BWAS-1793

 

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