Raven

6115
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.5.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1804BWAS-1793
Launched25.7.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked30.1.1805BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 2"Imperial Feet30.5308 
Length of Keel77' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet23.476 
Breadth30' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold12' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen384 1094Tons BM 

Armament


8.1804Broadside Weight = 324 Imperial Pound ( 146.934 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.1804 - 30.1.1805CommanderWilliam Layman (1768-1826)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
30.7.1804Started fitting and completing at WoolwichBWAS-1793
30.7.1804Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
8.1804CommissionedBWAS-1793
3.10.1804Completed at WoolwichBWAS-1793
3.10.1804Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
21.1.1805Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
30.1.1805Wrecked in Cadiz Bay with the loss of two men drownedBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
 

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