Racoon

6051
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 Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795/04/22121Design Complement

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1795/11 - 1796/02/01CommanderHenry RaperBWAS-17931796/02/01 - 1796/12/06CommanderEdward RoeBWAS-17931796/12/06 - 1799/12/06CommanderRobert LloydBWAS-17931799/12/06 - 1802/10/18CommanderWilliam RathborneBWAS-17931802/10/18 - 1804/03/03CommanderAustin BissellBWAS-17931804/03/03 - 1804/09CommanderJames Alexander GordonBWAS-17931804/09 - 1805/01LieutenantThomas WhinyatesBWAS-17931805/01/12 - 1806CommanderEdward CroftonBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
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 Cutter Le Hazard (2) in the Channel
1796/09/29Took the Privateer Cutter L'Actif (2) off DungenessBG
1798/01/11Took the Privateer Le Polycarpe (16) in the ChannelBWAS-1793
1798/01/22Took the Privateer La Pensée (2) in the Channel
1798/10/20Took the Privateer Lugger Le Vigilant (14) in the North Sea and sunk after the captureBG
1799/12/02Took the Privateer Le Vrai Décidé (14) in the Channel
1799/12/03Took the Privateer L'Intrépide (16) in the Channel
1803/06/07Took the Privateer Schooner La Vertu off Port-au-Prince
1803/06/07Took the Privateer L'Ami du Celannot (2) off Port-au-Prince
1803/07/11Took the Unrated Corvette Le Lodi (10) 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 (1) on the Jamaica Station
1804/08/01Took the Privateer L'Alliance (6) on the Jamaica Station
1805/05/26Took the Privateer San Felix el Socorro (2)
1806/04Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
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Sources

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

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