Sharpshooter

6653
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1804BWAS-1793
Launched2.2.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBrightlingsea - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorMathew WarrenBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up17.5.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 2"Imperial Feet24.4348 
Length of Keel65' 11"Imperial Feet19.8171 
Breadth22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Draught Forward5' 6 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Draught Aft7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Burthen177 4794Tons BM 

Armament


2.2.1805Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1805 - 9.1815LieutenantJohn GoldieBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
21.1.1806 - 6.3.1806LieutenantJohn BrineNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
8.4.1805 - 21.1.1806Sub-LieutenantJohn BrineNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
13.2.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
26.4.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.9.1806Action of 9th September 1806
1807In the Channel IslandsBWAS-1793
20.4.1810Took the Privateer L'Alcide (4) off Granville
9.1815Paid off into Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
17.5.1816Sold at Woolwich for £610BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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