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Vixen

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.1.1801BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1801BWAS-1793
Launched9.6.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBloodhound Class (1801)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Balthazar AdamsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1783-1814
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brigBWAS-1793
Sold28.3.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 3 ½"Imperial Feet24.3967 
Length of Keel65' 7"Imperial Feet19.8476 
Breadth23' 1"Imperial Feet7.0189 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Burthen185 8294Tons BM 

Armament


9.6.1801Broadside 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

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1801 - 20.4.1802Lieutenant
John BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1810
NBD1849
17.3.1802 - 19.9.1806Lieutenant
Philip BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
NBD1849
1807 - 1813Lieutenant
Mayson WrightBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
BWAS-1793
25.8.1813 - 25.3.1815Lieutenant
Samuel BurgessBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1830
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
10.6.1801Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
29.6.1801Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
8.12.1803Took the Cutter
Le Lyonnais (2) 1803-1803
French 2 Gun
Privateer Cutter

28.3.1815Sold for £800BWAS-1793

 

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