Rhinoceros

6189
Nominal Guns34BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased3.12.1781BWAS-1714
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeFloating Battery BWAS-1714
Sold1.6.1784BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Burthen711Tons BM 

Armament


1782Broadside Weight = 270 Imperial Pound ( 122.445 kg)BWAS-1714
Lower Gun Deck22 British 18-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 12-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
18.1.1782 - 1.8.1782CommanderRichard Goodwin Keats (1757-1834) ADM 6/23/148
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 4.10.1783
BWAS-1714
25.3.1783 - 15.4.1783CommanderAlexander Mackay (d.1812) ADM 6/23/185
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 9.1.1784
ADM 6/23
15.4.1783 - 3.1784CommanderThomas Williams (1761-1841) ADM 6/23/197
Issued by Robert Digby (1732-1815), North America
Commission confirmed 19.3.1784
BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
1782Floating battery at New YorkBWAS-1714
3.1784Paid offBWAS-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
 

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