Scorpion

6503
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.8.1782BWAS-1714
Keel Laid Down11.1782BWAS-1714
Launched26.3.1785BWAS-1714
First Commissioned2.1787BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEcho ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
Constructor Benjamin AshmanBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
Sold1802BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck101' 6"Imperial Feet30.9372 
Length of Keel83' 6"Imperial Feet25.3492 
Breadth27' 8"Imperial Feet8.2586 
Depth in Hold12' 11"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen339 9194Tons BM 

Armament


26.3.1785Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1781125Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.2.1787 - 28.2.1787Commander Thomas Goldesborough (d.1828) ADM 6/23/381ADM 6/2328.2.1787 - 7.3.1787Commander William Taylor ADM 6/23/384ADM 6/237.3.1787 - 1.12.1787Commander William Albany Otway ADM 6/23/387BWAS-17141.12.1787 - 4.12.1787LieutenantSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849)BWAS-17144.12.1787 - 27.4.1790Commander Paget Bayly (d.1804) ADM 6/23/441BWAS-171427.4.1790 - 10.9.1790CommanderSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849) ADM 6/24/45
Issued by Sir John Laforey (1st Baronet Laforey) (1729-1796), Barbados & the Leeward Islands
Confirmed 30.6.1790
ADM 6/24
11.9.1790 - 22.11.1790CommanderSir Charles Hamilton (2nd Baronet of Trebinshun House) (1767-1849) ADM 6/24/66ADM 6/242.10.1792 - 8.10.1793Commander Solomon Ferris (1748-1803) ADM 6/24/175BWAS-17148.10.1793 - 25.2.1796Commander Thomas Western ADM 6/24/272BWAS-17141796 - 10.1796Commander Stair DouglasBWAS-17147.1797 - 3.1798Commander Horace Pine (d.1798)BWAS-17143.1798 - 7.9.1799Commander John Tremayne RoddBWAS-17147.9.1799 - 26.11.1800Commander Charles TinlingBWAS-1714

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.12.1797 - 1797Lieutenant Charles John Austen (1779-1852)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.2.1797 - 17.1.1798Gunner John RossADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
20.10.1793 - 1794Midshipman Colin York CampbellNBD184920.10.1793 - 1794Midshipman Donald Campbell (1788-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.1782Began building at Shoreham - Sussex BWAS-1714
26.3.1785Completed building at Shoreham - Sussex at a cost of £3513.19.1dBWAS-1714
26.3.1785Began fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
4.1785Completed fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1293.0.0dBWAS-1714
1787Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1714
20.4.1787Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £2541.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1.1788Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
8.1790Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
9.1790RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1790Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1129.0.0dBWAS-1714
22.9.1791Sailed for the African CoastBWAS-1714
10.1792RecommissionedBWAS-1714
11.1792Sailed for the African CoastBWAS-1714
9.1793Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
12.1793Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3216.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.3.1794Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
2.8.1794Took the Privateer La Guillotine (10) on the American Coast
19.4.1795Took the Privateer La Victoire (18) in the West Indies
8.5.1795Took the Privateer L'Egalité in the West Indies
22.7.1795Took the Privateer Le Sans Pareil in the West Indies
3.8.1795Took the Privateer Le Républicain in the West Indies
7.8.1795Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle in the West Indies
10.1796Paid offBWAS-1714
4.1797Began repairs at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
7.1797RecommissionedBWAS-1714
9.1797Completed repairs at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6070.0.0dBWAS-1714
26.4.1798Took the Privateer Le Courrier (6) in the West Indies
26.1.1800Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
11.1800Paid offBWAS-1714
1802Sold at PlymouthBWAS-1714

 

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