Tay

6743
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.11.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1813BWAS-1793
Launched26.11.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCyrus Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBalthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship
Wrecked11.11.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck115' 8 15"Imperial Feet35.0571 
Length of Gundeck115' 6"Imperial Feet35.0622 
Length of Keel97' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet29.5815 
Length of Keel97' 2"Imperial Feet29.5729 
Breadth29' 9 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Breadth29' 10"Imperial Feet8.8392 
Depth in Hold8' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet2.4416 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Draught Forward8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft9' 4"Imperial Feet2.8448 
Burthen459 294Tons BM 
Burthen454 8094Tons BM 

Armament


26.11.1813Broadside Weight = 326 Imperial Pound ( 147.841 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
27.11.1812135Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1814 - 2.1815CaptainWilliam RobilliardBWAS-17934.1815 - 2.1816CaptainRobert Bloye (d.1847)NBD18492.1816 - 11.11.1816CaptainSamuel RobertsBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1813Began fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
12.1813Completed fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
10.1814Began fitting for sea at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
28.11.1814Completed fitting for sea at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.11.1816Wrecked on the Alacreanes Islands, Gulf of MexicoBWAS-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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