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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Sidney-SmithBWAS-1793
Constructor John Wells (d.1794)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFloating Battery BWAS-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 ChilcottBWAS-179312.2.1796 - 4.8.1797Acting Lieutenant Richard BourneNBD18494.8.1797 - 1799Lieutenant Richard BourneNBD18492.1799 - 12.1799Lieutenant Thomas MarcoBWAS-179312.1799 - 6.1802Lieutenant Samuel Thomas (d.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) off the St Marcou Islands
7.5.1798Took the Unrated Le Flibustier off the St Marcou Islands

 

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