Piercer

5802
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.3.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1794BWAS-1793
Launched2.6.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConquest ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas Jones King (1765-1818)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold30.5.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 0"Imperial Feet22.86 
Length of Keel62' 3"Imperial Feet18.9357 
Breadth21' 0 ½"Imperial Feet6.4135 
Depth in Hold7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Burthen147Tons BM 

Armament


6.1794Broadside Weight = 118 Imperial Pound ( 53.513 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Stern Chaser2 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.179450Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1795 - 1796Lieutenant William ElliotBWAS-17938.1796 - 1799Lieutenant John FentonBWAS-17931799 - 1802Lieutenant Duncan Menzies (d.1846)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
9.4.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.6.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1796Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1796RecommissionedBWAS-1793
9.1800coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793

 

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