Watchful

6593
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased6.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold3.11.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck76' 3"Imperial Feet23.1775 
Length of Keel59' 2"Imperial Feet17.9888 
Breadth23' 2"Imperial Feet7.0273 
Burthen169Tons BM 

Armament


6.1804Broadside Weight = 99 Imperial Pound ( 44.8965 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 9-Pounder

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1804 - 18.7.1805Lieutenant James Marshall (d.1805)BWAS-179310.1805 - 1807Lieutenant Patrick LoweBWAS-179316.9.1809 - 10.1810Lieutenant Thomas Bourdon FellowsBWAS-179310.1810 - 1811Lieutenant George FoxBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
6.1804Began fitting at Thames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore BWAS-1793
2.7.1804Completed fitting at Thames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore BWAS-1793
2.7.1804Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
14.8.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
23.4.1805Action of 1805-04-23
1807In Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
1809Tender at GibraltarBWAS-1793
12.1810Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
3.1811Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
3.11.1814Sold for £1,240BWAS-1793

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 15:10

David Lyon
Sailing Navy List p.277
built 1795 as 'Jane' at Norfolk


Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 15:02

Papers Respecting The Navy, Presented In Pursuance Of Addresses of the House of Lords to His Majesty.
Navy Office, 18th March 1805

HMS Watchful was purchased form JohnReynolds
'Jane' was 6 years old and has 169bm
was purchased for £1,871
moreover £2,207 were spent to fitting the ship at King'S Yard.

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