Redwing

6137
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1806BWAS-1793
Launched30.8.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBrightlingsea - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Mathew WarrenBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Foundered6.1827BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 6 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward5' 10"Imperial Feet1.524 
Draught Aft11' 7"Imperial Feet3.5306 
Burthen383 4694Tons BM 

Armament


30.8.1806Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

12 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
18.10.1806 - 8.1808Commander Thomas Ussher (1779-1848)BWAS-17938.1808 - 1809Commander Edward Augustus DownBWAS-17931809Lieutenant John NicholasBWAS-17931809Lieutenant Thomas StampBWAS-17931809 - 8.1812Commander Edward Augustus DownBWAS-179313.8.1812 - 6.6.1814CommanderSir John Gordon SinclairBWAS-17934.1814 - 1815Commander Thomas Young (1784-1831)BWAS-17938.1818 - 11.1820Commander Frederick HunnBWAS-17938.11.1820 - 1822CommanderThe Hon. George Rolle Walpole Trefusis (1793-?)BWAS-179312.1823 - 28.2.1824Commander Alexander Dundas Young Arbuthnott (1789-1871)NBD184928.2.1824 - 1826Commander Adolphus Fitzclarence (1802-1856)W0251.1825 - 6.1827Commander Douglas Charles Clavering (1794-1827)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.8.1814 - 1814Lieutenant Benjamin Aplin (1791-1860)W033

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1807 - 7.1808Midshipman William Henry Brand (1790-1867)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1823 - 28.2.18241st Class Volunteer George Kenyon (1811-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
14.9.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
23.11.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
31.1.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
13.6.1807Took the Privateer De Bon Vassallio (3)
7.5.1808Action of 1808-05-07
23.9.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
8.2.1809Action of 1809-02-08
16.9.1811Took the Xebec Le Victorieux (4) ref:692
30.3.1813Action of 1813-03-30
18.8.1813Attack on the Batteries at Cassis
1815Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1817Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
8.1818RecommissionedBWAS-1793
11.1818Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
2.1824Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
1.1825Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1793
6.1827Lost with all hands on the West African stationBWAS-1793

 

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