Starling

6762
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.1.1801BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1801BWAS-1793
Launched4.4.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBloodhound ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Balthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Burnt to avoid capture24.12.1804BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 1 ½"Imperial Feet24.3967 
Length of Keel65' 8"Imperial Feet19.8526 
Breadth23' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet7.0168 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Burthen185 994Tons BM 

Armament


4.4.1801Broadside 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
180150Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1801 - 2.1803Lieutenant John BakerBWAS-17932.1803 - 1804Lieutenant John GuyonBWAS-17931804 - 24.12.1804Lieutenant George SkottoweBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
4.4.1801Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.5.1801Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
24.12.1804Grounded near Cap Gris-Nez and burnt to avoid captureBWAS-1793

 

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