Rifleman

6201
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.11.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1809BWAS-1793
Launched12.8.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardUpnor - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold21.1.1836BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 2"Imperial Feet30.5308 
Length of Keel77' 4"Imperial Feet23.4841 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen385 5594Tons BM 

Armament


12.8.1809Broadside 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

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1809 - 21.10.1810CommanderAlexander Innes (d.1839)BWAS-179311.1810 - 7.6.1814CommanderJoseph PearceBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 1815CommanderHenry Edward NapierBWAS-17931815 - 8.1816CommanderGeorge Bennett Allen (1779-1830)BWAS-17938.1816 - 10.6.1817CommanderHouston Stewart (1791-1875)BWAS-179310.6.1817 - 9.1817CommanderRobert Rochford FelixBWAS-17939.1817 - 8.1818CommanderNorwich Duff (1792-1862)BWAS-17934.1823 - 17.7.1824CommanderJames MontaguBWAS-179317.7.1824 - 1826LieutenantWilliam WebbBWAS-17931826 - 2.12.1826Acting CommanderWilliam CarletonNBD18492.12.1826 - 1830CommanderFrederick Thomas Michell (1788-1873)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1815 - 1816MidshipmanJames BroomanNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.8.1809Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.12.1809Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.5.1811Took the Cutter Alban (10) by 6 gunboats in the Kattegat
23.3.1813Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1814North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
28.5.1814Took the Schooner Diomede (5)
8.1816At JamaicaBWAS-1793
8.1818Paid offBWAS-1793
1.1820Began repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1820Completed repairs at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1823Recommissioned for HalifaxBWAS-1793
4.1823Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1823Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1826Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1830Paid offBWAS-1793
21.1.1836Sold at Portsmouth for £1,010BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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