Rapid

6096
Nominal Guns10B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.3.1823B181
Keel Laid Down1.1824B181
Launched17.8.1829B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard B181
Ship ClassCherokee Class
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)B181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Wrecked12.4.1838B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.2663 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Displacement297Tons BM 
Burthen235 994Tons BM 

Armament


17.8.1829Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.9.1829 - 24.1.1832LieutenantCharles Foreman BrownNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1834 - 12.4.1834Master's MateAugustus John Burton (1818-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
17.8.1829Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard B181
23.11.1829Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard B181
12.4.1838Wrecked off TunisiaB181


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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