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Sandfly

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Nominal Guns4BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.2.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1794BWAS-1793
Launched1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMusquito Class (1794)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William Sidney-SmithBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John WellsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFloating BatteryBWAS-1793
Broken Up1803BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 2"Imperial Feet24.4348 
Length of Keel56' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet17.0752 
Breadth32' 1 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold7' 1 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen308 4194Tons BM 

Armament


1794Broadside Weight = 92 Imperial Pound ( 41.722 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179450Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.1795 - 4.8.1797Lieutenant
John ChilcottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1802
BWAS-1793
12.2.1796 - 4.8.1797Acting Lieutenant
Richard BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1840
NBD1849
4.8.1797 - 1799Lieutenant
Richard BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1787-1840
NBD1849
2.1799 - 12.1799Lieutenant
Thomas MarcoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799
BWAS-1793
12.1799 - 6.1802Lieutenant
Samuel ThomasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1810
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
28.3.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
26.2.1798Took the Chasse-Maree
La Souris (16) 1798-1798
French 16 Gun
Unrated Chasse-Maree
off the St Marcou Islands

7.5.1798Took the Unrated
Le Flibustier 1798-1798
French Unrated
off the St Marcou Islands


 

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Posted by Timothy Oakley on Sunday 19th of December 2021 07:02

6 May 1797 acting Lieutenant Richard Bourne, of the Sandfly gun-vessel in command of the garrison on the eastern island of the isles of Saint-Marcouf

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