Wagtail

6563
Nominal Guns4BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.12.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1806BWAS-1793
Launched12.4.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCuckoo ClassBWAS-1793
ConstructorJames LovewellBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793
Wrecked13.2.1807BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck56' 4"Imperial Feet17.0857 
Length of Keel42' 4 ⅛"Imperial Feet12.8048 
Breadth18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Depth in Hold8' 5"Imperial Feet2.5654 
Draught Forward5' 1 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Draught Aft7' 6 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen75 194Tons BM 

Armament


12.4.1806Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck4 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180520Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1806 - 13.2.1807LieutenantWilliam CullisBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
20.4.1804Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
26.7.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
13.2.1807Wrecked at Villa Franca, the Azores, losing one drownedBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 16th of May 2012 21:36

1807 Feb 13 Wagtail 4 schooner and Woodcock 4 schooner wrecked on St Michaels, Azores

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