Gunboat No. 38 -> 1797 Pouncer

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased3.1797BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.4.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold9.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck76' 10"Imperial Feet23.1648 
Length of Keel63' 8"Imperial Feet19.2701 
Breadth21' 3"Imperial Feet6.477 
Depth in Hold8' 9 ½"Imperial Feet2.4511 
Draught Forward5' 4"Imperial Feet1.6256 
Draught Aft6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Burthen165Tons BM 

Armament


5.4.1797Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.4.179750 BWAS-1793

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1801Lieutenant George Barlow Smith (d.1799)BWAS-17935.1801 - 12.1801Lieutenant John ClementsBWAS-179312.1801 - 1802Lieutenant George Barlow Smith (d.1799)BWAS-1793

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1799 - 18001st Class Volunteer John Donaldson Boswall (1790-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1797Began fitting at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Renamed PouncerBWAS-1793
20.8.1797Completed fitting at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1793

 

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