Shannon

6639
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.7.1801BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1801BWAS-1793
Launched2.9.1803BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassPerseverance ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1793
Constructor Josiah and Thomas BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked16.12.1803BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck137' 1 ½"Imperial Feet41.7703 
Length of Keel113' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet34.4615 
Breadth38' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold13' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Draught Forward9' 5"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft14' 7"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen881 2894Tons BM 

Armament


2.9.1803Broadside Weight = 354.5 Imperial Pound ( 160.7661 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck/Forecastle14 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1779260Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
7.1803 - 10.12.1803Captain Edward Leveson Gower (1776-1853)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
10.12.1803Grounded in a gale near La Hogue and taken by French troops, losing 3 killed and 10 woundedBWAS-1793
16.12.1803Wreck burnt by the sloop Merlin (16)

 

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