Rover

6270
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.12.1803BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1804BWAS-1793
Launched13.2.1808BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBerwick-upon-Tweed - Northumberland BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph ToddBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold26.3.1828BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 4"Imperial Feet30.5816 
Length of Keel77' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 5"Imperial Feet3.4798 
Burthen384 8594Tons BM 

Armament


13.2.1808Broadside 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

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1808 - 21.10.1810CommanderFrancis John NottBWAS-179321.10.1810 - 1812CommanderJustice FinleyBWAS-17931812LieutenantFrancis Erskine Loch (1788-1868)BWAS-17931812 - 7.6.1814CommanderJustice FinleyBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 8.1814CommanderJames PickardBWAS-17938.1814 - 9.1814CommanderHenry MontresorBWAS-17939.1814 - 10.1815CommanderHenry William Bruce (1792-1863)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.9.1810 - 10.1810LieutenantThe Hon. Arthur Richard Turnour (1787-1853)NBD18496.3.1812 - 4.1813LieutenantHenry BirdNBD184911.5.1813 - 20.12.1813LieutenantThomas BoardmanNBD184930.4.1814 - 10.2.1815LieutenantWilliam BranderNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1808Commissioned at LeithBWAS-1793
30.11.1810Took the Privateer Brig Le Comte de Reginaud (18)
21.10.1812Took the Privateer Experiment (6)
9.1815Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
10.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
26.3.1828Sold at Plymouth to Adam Gordon for £980BWAS-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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