Snapper

6758
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.11.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1813BWAS-1793
Launched27.9.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBold - Modified Confounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Hobbs & HellyerBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Transfered5.1824BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish brig 'Snapper' (1824) (12)

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet25.6191 
Length of Keel70' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet21.3551 
Breadth22' 2 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen183 8894Tons BM 

Armament


27.9.1813Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
181160Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1815 - 1819CommanderRobert James GordonBWAS-17933.1820 - 6.1821LieutenantRichard John NashBWAS-17936.1821 - 1.1822LieutenantChristopher KnightBWAS-17931.1822 - 1824LieutenantThomas Henry Rothery (d.1825)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1813Began building at Redbridge - Hampshire BWAS-1793
27.9.1813Completed building at Redbridge - Hampshire at a cost of £3411.0.0dBWAS-1793
1815Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1815At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
16.5.1815Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1819Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1819Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1824Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1824Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793

 

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