Racoon6051
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1795/07/13BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1795/07BWAS-1793
Launched1795/10/14BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDiligence Class
Designed bySir John HenslowBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn RandallBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBrig-Sloop
Broken Up1806/04BWAS-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

1795/10/14Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg) BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1795/04/22121Design Complement 

Commanders

FromToRankNameSource
1795/111796/02/01CommanderHenry RaperBWAS-1793
1796/02/011796/12/06CommanderEdward RoeBWAS-1793
1796/12/061799/12/06CommanderRobert LloydBWAS-1793
1799/12/061802/10/18CommanderWilliam RathborneBWAS-1793
1802/10/181804/03/03CommanderAustin BissellBWAS-1793
1804/03/031804/09CommanderJames Alexander GordonBWAS-1793
1804/091805/01LieutenantThomas WhinyatesBWAS-1793
1805/01/121806CommanderEdward CroftonBWAS-1793

Service History

DateEvent Source
1795/07Began building at Rotherhithe BWAS-1793
1795/10/14Completed building at Rotherhithe at a cost of £4616.0.0dBWAS-1793
1795/10/27Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
1796/01/16Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard at a cost of £3904.0.0dBWAS-1793
1796/04Took the Privateer Le Furet  
1796/05/22Took the Privateer Le Hazard in the Channel 
1796/09/29Took the Privateer Cutter L'Actif off Dungeness 
1798/01/11Took the Privateer Le Polycarpe in the ChannelBWAS-1793
1798/01/22Took the Privateer La Pensée in the Channel 
1798/10/20Took the Privateer Lugger Le Vigilant in the North Sea and sunk after the captureBG
1799/12/02Took the Privateer Le Vrai Decide in the Channel 
1799/12/03Took the Privateer L'Intrépide in the Channel 
1803/06/07Took the Privateer Schooner La Vertu off Port-au-Prince 
1803/06/07Took the Privateer L'Ami du Celannot off Port-au-Prince 
1803/07/11Took the Unrated Corvette Le Lodi between the islands of Gonave and San Domingo 
1803/07/11Racoon vs Lodi 
1803/08Took the Privateer Schooner Les Deux Amis off Cuba 
1803/08Took the Privateer Les Trois Frères off Cuba 
1803/10/14Took the Unrated Gun-brig La Petite Fille  
1803/10/14Took the Unrated Cutter L'Amélie  
1804/04/02Took the Privateer Le Jean Baptiste on the Jamaica Station 
1804/04/05Took the Privateer L'Aventure on the Jamaica Station 
1804/08/01Took the Privateer L'Alliance on the Jamaica Station 
1805/05/26Took the Privateer San Felix el Socorro  
1806/04Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Thursday 25th of May 2017 19:11Paul DonohoeGeorge Sherass Brittain
Monday 22nd of May 2017 16:36SALIOU JEAN-PAULPierre Douville
Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:05cyBritish Privateer 'Lively' (1814)
Sunday 21st of May 2017 21:30Mickael WantherHenri d'Estival
Friday 19th of May 2017 12:20Peter MaguireBritish Fourth Rate frigate 'Arethusa' (1849)