Rapid

6093
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1804BWAS-1793
Launched20.10.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert DavyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sunk in Action18.5.1808BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel65' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet19.8184 
Breadth22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen177 3194Tons BM 

Armament


20.10.1804Broadside 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
12.180050Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1804 - 1805LieutenantThomas Gwillim (d.1809)BWAS-17932.1.1806 - 18.5.1808LieutenantHenry BaughNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.12.1804Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
14.3.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
23.4.1808Action of 23rd April 1808
18.5.1808Sunk by Shore Batteries off Cape St VincentBWAS-1793

 

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