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Ringdove

6203
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.1.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1806BWAS-1793
Launched16.10.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBrightlingsea - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class (1797)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Mathew WarrenBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold11.6.1829BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 4 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.4791 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward5' 9"Imperial Feet1.7526 
Draught Aft11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen384 8594Tons BM 

Armament


16.10.1806Broadside 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
12.1806 - 1808Commander
George AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1809
BWAS-1793
12.1808 - 2.6.1809Commander
George AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1809
BWAS-1793
1809 - 2.6.1809Lieutenant
Humphrey Fleming SenhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1841
W025
2.6.1809Commander
Humphrey Fleming SenhouseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1841
BWAS-1793
3.6.1809 - 22.9.1809Commander
George AndrewsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1809
BWAS-1793
1810 - 24.9.1814Commander
William DowersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1815
BWAS-1793
11.1814 - 12.1815Commander
James CreightonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1815
BWAS-1793
11.1822 - 7.1823Commander
George Frederick RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1845
BWAS-1793
7.1823 - 8.1826Commander
Edwin Ludlow RichBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1841
BWAS-1793
6.1824 - 9.1824Lieutenant
John Harvey BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1830
NBD1849
8.1826 - 17.4.1827Commander
Edward le Cras ThornbroughBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1814-1827
BWAS-1793
17.4.1827 - 1829Commander
Charles EnglishBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1829
BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.12.1822 - 1.5.1823First Lieutenant
John Harvey BotelerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1830
NBD1849
31.8.1826 - 19.3.1830Lieutenant
James Vashon BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1863
NBD1849
12.9.1826 - 5.5.1827First Lieutenant
George BrounBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815-1848
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1813 - 1814Midshipman
William BattBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1831
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1823 - 1826Unknown
Henry KellettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1868
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
25.10.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
29.1.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
30.3.1808Took the Privateer
Tordenskjold (10) 1808-1808
Danish 10 Gun
Privateer Unknown

4.12.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
13.12.1809Actions of December 1809
2.6.1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
1814In JamaicaBWAS-1793
12.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
1.1818Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1818Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
80.1820At Halifax, Nova ScotiaBWAS-1793
12.1822Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1823Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.6.1829Sold at Halifax to Samuel Cunard and Co. for £505BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 10th of December 2018 15:11

Later in 1808 Ringdove16 sloop came under the temporary command of Lieutenant George Peak and was deployed to the Shetland Islands. Within a few weeks, Peak had captured the Danish privateer Forden Shieold (or Torden Skiöld) off Bergen, Norway on 30 March. She was only four hours out of port. Initially Forden Shieold would not surrender but after a few shots from Ringdove had killed one man and wounded two others she struck. The bad weather prevented Peak from taking her crew of 62 men prisoners until the next day. The privateer was pierced for 14 guns, but only carried ten 6-pounder guns. She had already captured five prizes in voyages over the previous four months.

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