Quail

5664
Nominal Guns4B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired30.9.1830B028
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard B028
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeCutter
Given Away2.1859B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck61' 0"Imperial Feet18.5928 
Burthen108Tons BM 

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.4.1836 - 1.6.1836LieutenantPhilip Bisson (d.1842)W033

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1859Fitted out for the Liberian GovernmentB028


Notes on Ship



WRECK OF HIS MAJESTY'S CUTTER QUAIL.

(From the Jersey News.)

We are indebted to the kindness of an officer on board for the following particulars: - Left Falmouth on Wednesday, March 23, with a mail for Lisbon, wind W.N.W.; bore up in a gale from the S.W., and came in sight of the Lizard. The wind veered to the N.W., blew fresh, and continued until Sunday afternoon. About 3h. 30m. It shifted again to the S.W., and blew a heavy gale; towards night, the sea running very high, and the sky having a threatening aspect, both wind and sea increased. On Monday morning, the gale still increasing, took the bonnet off the trysail; found the longboat gone, having broken adrift from the davits; at 4 turned the hands up, reefed trysail, sheets having been repeatedly carried away. At 4h. 30m., then about 50 leagues S.W. Of Ushant, an awful sea struck the vessel on the larboard beam, capsized and nearly filled her with water, sweeping the deck and washing overboard two officers and 22 seamen, to


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
 

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