Wild Boar

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.12.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1808BWAS-1793
Launched9.7.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PelhamBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked15.2.1810BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 6 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 7"Imperial Feet2.0066 
Draught Aft8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Burthen238Tons BM 

Armament


9.7.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
10.1808 - 15.2.1810CommanderThomas Burton (d.1843)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1808 - 15.2.1810QuartermasterJames Sutter Britton (1781-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.7.1808Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
13.12.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
13.5.1809Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
15.2.1810Wrecked on Runnelstone, Scilly Isles. 12 men drowned.BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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