Peacock

5705
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.1.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1806BWAS-1793
Launched9.12.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sunk in Action24.2.1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562 
Length of Keel77' 5 ⅞"Imperial Feet23.4918 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen385 4994Tons BM 

Armament


9.12.1806Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.1807 - 24.2.1813CommanderWilliam Peake (1780-1813)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.3.1807 - 16.9.1808LieutenantJohn Arnold (1784-1850)NBD184913.3.1811 - 24.2.1813LieutenantGeorge Charles BlakeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
14.6.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1812On the Jamaica StationBWAS-1793
24.2.1813Hornet vs Peacock


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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