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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.1.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1811BWAS-1793
Launched1.11.1811BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardCowes - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
Ship ClassNimble Class (1811)BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas GelyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCutterBWAS-1793
Broken Up7.12.1874BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck63' 5"Imperial Feet19.2447 
Length of Keel49' 4 ½"Imperial Feet14.9479 
Breadth23' 5"Imperial Feet7.0527 
Depth in Hold10' 2"Imperial Feet3.0988 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen144Tons BM 

Armament


1.11.1811Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
181150Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1811 - 15.6.1814Lieutenant
Henry RowedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1793
15.6.1814 - 8.1815Lieutenant
James WhitthornBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1815
BWAS-1793
15.6.1814 - 6.1817Lieutenant
William SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1826
BWAS-1793
9.1817 - 4.1819Lieutenant
James GriffithsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815-1819
BWAS-1793
4.1819 - 1822Lieutenant
Thomas Dilnot StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1815-1822
BWAS-1793
25.10.1822 - 1822Lieutenant
Benjamin AplinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1852
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Service History


DateEventSource
7.1831Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
8.1831Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1844Lent to the Church Mission SocietyW033
7.12.1874Breaking up completed at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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