Vixen

6763
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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Balthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-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 Baker (1770-1845)NBD184917.3.1802 - 19.9.1806Lieutenant Philip Browne (1772-?)NBD18491807 - 1813Lieutenant Mayson Wright (d.1833)BWAS-179325.8.1813 - 25.3.1815Lieutenant Samuel Burgess (1781-?)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)
28.3.1815Sold for £800BWAS-1793

 

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