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6540
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1795BWAS-1793
Launched3.9.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlbatross Class (1795)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Frances BarnardBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1786-1813
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 2"Imperial Feet29.2693 
Length of Keel73' 10 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward5' 9"Imperial Feet1.7526 
Draught Aft10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen369 5294Tons BM 

Armament


3.9.1795Broadside 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

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.8.1795 - 2.8.1799Commander
John Chambers WhiteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1845
BWAS-1793
2.8.1799 - 1801Commander
Charles DashwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1815
DAR-1837
2.8.1799 - 2.11.1801Commander
Charles DashwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1815
BWAS-1793
2.11.1801 - 11.1805Commander
William GoateBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.5.1797 - 1797Lieutenant
George BarnardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1840
NBD1849
17.3.1800 - 6.6.1803First Lieutenant
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1795 - 8.4.1797Master
David DonaldsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1802
ADM 29-1
9.4.1797 - 13.8.1798Master
John William TrotterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1813
ADM 196/1/147
ADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1797 - 28.11.1798Midshipman
James AtwaterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1834
NBD1849
10.1799 - 7.1801Midshipman
James AtwaterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1834
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1795Began building at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
29.8.1795Completed building at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards at a cost of £5322.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.9.1795Began coppering at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
10.9.1795Completed coppering at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards at a cost of £513.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.9.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
23.9.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3770.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.5.1796Took the Cutter
Mercuur (24) 1782-1796
Dutch 24 Gun
6th Rate Cutter
off the Texel

22.8.1796Destruction of the Andromaque
9.1796Took the Cutter
Le Phoenix (4) 1796-1796
French 4 Gun
Privateer Cutter
in the Channel

16.7.1797Destruction of the Calliope
11.8.1797Action of 1797-08-11
5.4.1798Took the Chasse-Maree
La Sainte Famille 1798-1798
French Privateer Chasse-Maree

28.3.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
9.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
24.5.1799Took the Packet
Golondrina 1799-1799
Spanish Unrated Packet
off Corunna

2.7.1799Attack on Aix Roads
17.11.1799Took the Lugger
La Fouine (8) 1799-1799
French 8 Gun
Unrated Lugger
off Brest

31.7.1801Actiion of 1801-07-31
31.7.1801Action of 28th September 1801
11.1805Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
4.1811Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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