Gunboat No. 42 -> 1797 Ready

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased3.1797BWAS-1793
First Commissioned8.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold12.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck70' 2"Imperial Feet21.3868 
Length of Keel56' 5"Imperial Feet17.09 
Breadth22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Forward5' 9"Imperial Feet1.7526 
Draught Aft7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Burthen152Tons BM 

Armament


4.1797Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.4.179750 BWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1797 - 3.1800LieutenantMurray MaxwellBWAS-17933.1800 - 12.1800LieutenantAlexander MorganBWAS-179312.1800 - 1802LieutenantThomas Swinnerton DyerBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
3.1797Began fitting at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Renamed ReadyBWAS-1793
21.8.1797Completed fitting at Leith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1793


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1793
Mercantile Minerva

Sources


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

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