Otter

5655
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.5.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down8.1781BWAS-1714
Launched17.3.1782BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandwich - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassChilders Class - ModifiedBWAS-1714
Designed byJohn Williams (1700-?)BWAS-1714
ConstructorAndrew HillsBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714
Sold16.12.1801BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck78' 7"Imperial Feet23.7966 
Length of Keel60' 8"Imperial Feet18.4912 
Breadth25' 0"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen201 6494Tons BM 

Armament


17.3.1782Broadside Weight = 47 Imperial Pound ( 21.3148 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
178180Design Complement

16 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.12.1778 - 21.3.1782CommanderRichard CreykeBWAS-171421.3.1782 - 20.1.1783CommanderEliab Harvey (1758-1830) ADM 6/22/428BWAS-171414.12.1782 - 13.3.1783CommanderThomas Foley (1755-1833) ADM 6/23/215
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
ADM 6/23
18.4.1783 - 19.4.1783CommanderRichard Williams (c.1725-1814) ADM 6/23/52BWAS-171419.4.1783 - 5.11.1783CommanderJoseph Brown Bunce (d.1792) ADM 6/23/171
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 8.12.1783
ADM 6/23
5.11.1783 - 17.4.1786CommanderJames Glasford (c.1736-1796) ADM 6/23/159BWAS-171417.4.1786 - 16.6.1789CommanderJohn Oakes Hardy ADM 6/23/327BWAS-171416.6.1789 - 22.11.1790CommanderThomas Williams (1761-1841) ADM 6/23/531ADM 6/2322.12.1790 - 19.1.1791CommanderJames Hardy ADM 6/24/96ADM 6/2419.1.1791 - 17.12.1791CommanderJames Hardy ADM 6/24/103ADM 6/2418.12.1791 - 24.4.1794CommanderJames Hardy ADM 6/24/150ADM 6/2424.4.1794 - 11.8.1794CommanderBartholomew Roberts (d.1798) ADM 6/25/37ADM 6/255.7.1794CommanderGeorge Bayne (d.1797) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794CommanderHenry Vaughan ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.1798 - 8.1801CommanderGeorge McKinleyBWAS-17148.1801 - 10.1801CommanderRichard PelloweBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.4.1783 - 30.7.1783LieutenantJames Drew (d.1798) ADM 6/23/53ADM 6/23

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1800 - 3.1801MidshipmanThomas BevisNBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
1793 - 20.10.1793Able SeamanDonald Campbell (1788-?)NBD18491793 - 20.10.1793Able SeamanColin York CampbellNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1781Began building at Sandwich - Kent BWAS-1714
1782In the ChannelBWAS-1714
17.3.1782Completed building at Sandwich - Kent at a cost of £3981.12.6dBWAS-1714
15.4.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
9.7.1782Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
6.1794Paid off into ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1714
4.1798Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1798RecommissionedBWAS-1714
6.1798Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Fireship
8.1799Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1823.0.0dBWAS-1714
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
10.1801Paid offBWAS-1714
16.12.1801Sold at Woolwich? for £1,000BWAS-1714

 

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