Seagull

6538
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
Launched7.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDiligence Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn & William WellsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Foundered2.1805BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 3"Imperial Feet28.9712 
Length of Keel75' 4"Imperial Feet22.8803 
Breadth28' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Draught Aft10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen317Tons BM 

Armament


7.1795Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.4.1795121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.6.1795 - 1800CommanderHenry WrayBWAS-17931800 - 1.1.1801CommanderThomas Lavie (d.1823)BWAS-17931.1.1801 - 2.1801CommanderJohn WainwrightBWAS-17932.1801 - 6.1802CommanderAlexander Saunderson Burrowes (d.1806)BWAS-17936.1802 - 2.1805CommanderHenry Burke (d.1805)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.11.1800 - 3.9.1802LieutenantBuckland Stirling Bluett (d.1845)NBD18495.1802 - 7.1804LieutenantChristopher William BettyNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1795Began building and fitting at Deptford BWAS-1793
8.8.1795Completed building and fitting at Deptford at a cost of £4669.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.3.1798Took the Privateer Cutter La Sophie (4) BG
26.8.1803Took the Privateer East Indiaman Lord Nelson (26)
2.1805Foundered with all hands in the ChannelBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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