Rapid

6094
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1808BWAS-1793
Acquired22.10.1808BWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
Constructor Robert DavyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold10.12.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck107' 1 ½"Imperial Feet32.6263 
Length of Keel92' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet28.0607 
Breadth23' 0"Imperial Feet7.0104 
Depth in Hold12' 4 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 2"Imperial Feet1.8796 
Draught Aft7' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Burthen260 8794Tons BM 

Armament


2.1809Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.180975 BWAS-1793

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.1809 - 29.9.1813Commander William MatherBWAS-179329.9.1813 - 9.10.1814Commander John FooteNBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1811 - 5.1811Lieutenant Benjamin John Bray (1786-1846)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
29.12.1808Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.4.1809Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
23.4.1809Sailed with a convoy for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
24.4.1810Sailed with a convoy for New BrunswickBWAS-1793
1811In the ChannelBWAS-1793
10.12.1814Sold at Deptford for £1,800BWAS-1793

 

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