Saracen

6438
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.5.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1804BWAS-1793
Launched23.5.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up5.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 2"Imperial Feet30.5308 
Length of Keel77' 6"Imperial Feet23.4914 
Breadth30' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet9.1631 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward5' 6"Imperial Feet1.6764 
Draught Aft10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen385 594Tons BM 

Armament


23.5.1804Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1804 - 2.1805CommanderWilliam Beauchamp ProctorBWAS-17932.1805 - 13.3.1809CommanderJames PrevostBWAS-179313.3.1809 - 14.7.1812CommanderBuckland Stirling Bluett (d.1845)NBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1810 - 20.3.1812LieutenantGeorge Argles (d.1846)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.11.1805 - 18051st Class VolunteerNathaniel Barwell (1793-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
30.7.1804Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
3.10.1804Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
15.11.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
10.5.1809Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
5.1.1810Cattaro, in the Adriatic, surrendered, after a ten days' cannonade, by the Bacchante (38) and SaracenTRN5
28.1.1810Ragusa surrendered to Bacchante (38) and Saracen, assisted by detachments of British and Austrian troopsTRN5
12.10.1810Took the Privateer La Caroline (1) off Cuba
5.1812Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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