Saracen

6439
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.9.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1811BWAS-1793
Launched25.7.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor& Goode BooleBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold18.8.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1"Imperial Feet30.5054 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen386 6094Tons BM 

Armament


25.7.1812Broadside 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
8.1812 - 7.6.1814CommanderJohn HarperBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 8.1815CommanderAlexander DixieBWAS-17938.1815 - 1817CommanderJohn GoreBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
10.8.1812Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
17.9.1812Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
21.9.1812Action of 1812/09/21
17.11.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
17.6.1813Surrender of Guipanna and Mezzo
11.10.1813Attack on Ragusa
5.1.1814Surrender of Cattaro
28.1.1814Surrender of Ragusa
8.1815At BermudaBWAS-1793
1817Paid offBWAS-1793
18.8.1819Sold at Chatham to William Wilkinson for £1,150BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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