Rattler

6100
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1793BWAS-1793
Launched21.3.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas RaymondBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold12.10.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Gundeck105' 1"Imperial Feet32.0091 
Length of Keel86' 8"Imperial Feet26.2467 
Length of Keel86' 7 ½"Imperial Feet26.2255 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Aft11' 5"Imperial Feet3.4798 
Burthen370 794Tons BM 
Burthen361 1494Tons BM 

Armament


21.3.1795Broadside Weight = 49 Imperial Pound ( 22.2216 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1793121Design Complement

15 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1794CommanderThomas Wittewronge Whitewell Clayton (1766-1806) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/254.1795 - 4.1.1796CommanderWilloughby Thomas Lake (1773-1847)BWAS-17934.1.1796 - 1.1797CaptainJohn CochetBWAS-17931.1797 - 22.4.1797LieutenantHenry Allen (d.1797)BWAS-179324.4.1797 - 6.1798CommanderJohn HallBWAS-17936.1798 - 3.1.1799LieutenantJohn Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)BWAS-17933.1.1799 - 1.3.1799CommanderJohn Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)BWAS-17931.3.1799 - 4.1799CommanderJohn HayesBWAS-17934.1799 - 10.1799CommanderJohn Mathias SpreadBWAS-179310.1799 - 1800CommanderWilliam Robinson (d.1801)BWAS-17931804 - 22.1.1806CommanderFrancis Mason (1779-?)BWAS-17937.1806 - 1809CommanderJames John Charles Agassiz (1772-1858)BWAS-179312.1809 - 1813CommanderAlexander GordonBWAS-17931813 - 16.11.1813CommanderHenry Dilkes Byng (1781-1860)BWAS-17936.11.1813 - 24.1.1814CommanderHenry BourneNBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.1.1801 - 19.4.1802Acting LieutenantWilliam Hill (1779-?)NAO1.4.1802 - 16.3.1802LieutenantFrederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
24.1.1804 - 8.18061st Class VolunteerGeorge BeaseleyNBD184926.1.1804 - 1.18051st Class VolunteerSackville BurroughsNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1793Began building at Southampton - Hampshire BWAS-1793
21.3.1795Completed building at Southampton - Hampshire at a cost of £4738.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.3.1795Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1795Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
15.6.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3623.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.5.1796Took the Privateer Le Pichegru (10) off Cherbourg
11.8.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
8.1797Took a small privateer on the Jamaica stationBWAS-1793
7.1803Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1793
1.1804Completed middling repairBWAS-1793
8.3.1804In company with Cruizer (16) , her boats cut out and burnt Le Colombe (4) at SluysBWAS-1793
16.5.1804Attack on Ver Huell's squadron
13.9.1806Sailed with a convoy for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
2.5.1813Took the Schooner Gallynipper (2) in the Bay of fundy
19.5.1813Took the Ship Alexander (16) off Kenebank
7.3.1814Took the Schooner Mars (15)
12.10.1815Sold at Deptford for £1.030BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
 

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