Racoon

6052
Raccoon
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.10.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1806BWAS-1793
Launched30.3.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revived
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PrestonBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold16.8.1838BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth29' 8 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 0"Tons BM 
Draught Aft10' 8"Tons BM 
Burthen425 8884Tons BM 

Armament


6.1808Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1808 - 11.1809CommanderJames Welsh (d.1809)BWAS-17145.11.1809 - 7.6.1814CommanderWilliam BlackBWAS-17147.6.1814 - 1.1815CaptainWilliam BlackBWAS-17141815 - 5.1815LieutenantJames Mangles (1786-1867)BWAS-17145.1815 - 1.1817CommanderJohn Cook CarpenterBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.3.1815 - 10.1815LieutenantJoseph Bates (1782-1848)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1809 - 1811MidshipmanJoseph Bates (1782-1848)NBD18491811 - 1813QuartermasterJoseph Bates (1782-1848)NBD18491813 - 11.3.1815Master's MateJoseph Bates (1782-1848)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1808 - 1809Able SeamanJoseph Bates (1782-1848)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
16.6.1809Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1813To South America until 1814BWAS-1793
1815At Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
1.1817Rerated as a Sixth Rate 20BWAS-1793
1.1817Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
2.1817Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
10.1819Completed fitting as a hospital shipBWAS-1793
10.1819Completed fitting as a hospital ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
16.8.1838Sold at Portsmouth to Mr Soames for £820BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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