Racoon

6051
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1795BWAS-1793
Launched14.10.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDiligence ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1806BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 1"Imperial Feet28.9611 
Length of Keel75' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet22.8664 
Breadth28' 2"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Depth in Hold12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Burthen317 2794Tons BM 

Armament


14.10.1795Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.4.1795121Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1795 - 1.2.1796Commander Henry Raper (1767-1845)BWAS-17931.2.1796 - 6.12.1796Commander Edward Roe (d.1810)BWAS-17936.12.1796 - 6.12.1799Commander Robert LloydBWAS-17936.12.1799 - 18.10.1802Commander Wilson Rathborne (1748-1831)BWAS-179318.10.1802 - 3.3.1804Commander Austin Bissell (d.1807)BWAS-17933.3.1804 - 9.1804Commander James Alexander Gordon (1782-1869)BWAS-17939.1804 - 1.1805Lieutenant Thomas WhinyatesBWAS-179312.1.1805 - 1806Commander Edward CroftonBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1795Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
14.10.1795Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £4616.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.10.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.1.1796Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3904.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1796Took the Lugger Le Furet BG
22.5.1796Took the Cutter Le Hazard (2) in the Channel
29.9.1796Took the Cutter L'Actif (2) off DungenessBG
11.1.1798Took the Privateer Le Polycarpe (16) in the ChannelBWAS-1793
22.1.1798Took the Privateer La Pensée (2) in the Channel
20.10.1798Took the Lugger Le Vigilant (14) in the North Sea and sunk after the captureBG
2.12.1799Took the Privateer Le Vrai Décidé (14) in the Channel
3.12.1799Took the Privateer L'Intrépide (16) in the Channel
7.6.1803Took the Schooner La Vertu off Port-au-Prince
7.6.1803Took the Privateer L'Ami du Celannot (2) off Port-au-Prince
11.7.1803Racoon vs Lodi
11.7.1803Took the Corvette Le Lodi (10) between the islands of Gonave and San Domingo
8.1803Took the Schooner Les Deux Amis off Cuba
8.1803Took the Privateer Les Trois Frères off Cuba
14.10.1803Took the Gun-brig La Petite Fille
14.10.1803Took the Cutter L'Amélie
2.4.1804Took the Privateer Le Jean Baptiste on the Jamaica Station
5.4.1804Took the Privateer L'Aventure (1) on the Jamaica Station
1.8.1804Took the Privateer L'Alliance (6) on the Jamaica Station
26.5.1805Took the Privateer San Felix el Socorro (2)
4.1806Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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