Rattler

6099
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.12.1781BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down3.1782BWAS-1714
Launched22.3.1783BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandgate - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEcho ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorFrancis C WillsonBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold6.9.1792BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck101' 4"Imperial Feet30.8864 
Length of Keel83' 4 ½"Imperial Feet25.3111 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen341 4894Tons BM 

Armament


22.3.1783Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1781125Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.4.1783 - 9.6.1783CommanderJohn Faithful Fortescue (d.1819) ADM 6/23/53ADM 6/239.6.1783 - 20.4.1787CommanderWilfred Collingwood (d.1787)† ADM 6/23/81ADM 6/2320.4.1787 - 1.12.1787LieutenantJames Wallis (d.1808)BWAS-17141.12.1787 - 24.6.1789CommanderScory Barker (d.1797) ADM 6/23/440ADM 6/2324.6.1789CommanderWilliam Hargood (1762-1839) ADM 6/23/532ADM 6/2326.8.1789 - 8.10.1789CommanderJames May (d.1808) ADM 6/23/541ADM 6/239.10.1789 - 4.4.1791CommanderJeremiah Beale (d.1817) ADM 6/24/5BWAS-17144.4.1791 - 7.2.1793CommanderWilliam Johnstone Hope (1766-1831) ADM 6/24/120
Commission confirmed 4.5.1791
ADM 6/24

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1782Began building at Sandgate - Kent BWAS-1714
22.3.1783Completed building at Sandgate - Kent at a cost of £3572.16.0dBWAS-1714
4.7.1783Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1714
21.7.1783Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3182.16.9dBWAS-1714
8.2.1784Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
3.1787Sheathed at AntiguaBWAS-1714
10.1787Paid offBWAS-1714
11.1788Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
3.1789Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £5348.0.0dBWAS-1714
10.1789RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1789Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1714
12.1789Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £468.0.0dBWAS-1714
28.3.1790Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
1792Paid offBWAS-1714
6.9.1792Sold to Messrs Enderby & SonsBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/23ADM 6/23 Commission and Warrant Book 1783-1789 Aug.  Archive
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
 

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