Safeguard

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.1.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1804BWAS-1793
Launched4.8.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Robert DavyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Captured29.6.1811BWAS-1793
BecomesDanish brig 'Safeguard' (1811)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel65' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet19.8184 
Breadth22' 6 ⅝"Imperial Feet6.7215 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen178 1994Tons BM 

Armament


4.8.1804Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1804 - 1807Lieutenant Robert BalfourBWAS-17931808 - 1811Lieutenant William Field (d.1832)BWAS-17931811 - 29.6.1811Lieutenant Thomas EnglandBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
22.8.1804Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.12.1804Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
23.8.1807Aciton of 1807-08-23
29.6.1811Taken by the Danish off Jutland

 

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