Star

6539
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1795BWAS-1793
Launched29.8.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlbatross ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold1.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 3"Imperial Feet29.2735 
Length of Keel73' 8"Imperial Feet22.3181 
Breadth30' 8 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward5' 5"Imperial Feet1.651 
Draught Aft10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Burthen369 4894Tons BM 

Armament


29.8.1795Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1795 - 6.12.1796CommanderJohn ColvillBWAS-17936.12.1796 - 7.1798CommanderDavid AtkinBWAS-17937.1798 - 1801CommanderJohn GardnerBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1795Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
29.8.1795Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £5230.0.0dBWAS-1793
29.8.1795Began coppering at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
10.9.1795Completed coppering at Blackwall - London at a cost of £476.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.9.1795Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
6.10.1795Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3631.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.12.1796Took the Cutter Le Coup d'Essai off the Isle of Wight
3.1797Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
1.1802Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


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

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