Spanker

6797
Nominal Guns24BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered12.5.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1794BWAS-1793
Launched14.6.1794BWAS-1793
First Commissioned8.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Designed byRichard WhiteBWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam Barnard (1735-1795)BWAS-1793
CategoryOther VesselsBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFloating Battery BWAS-1793
Deleted from list31.8.1810BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Keel111' 7 ½"Imperial Feet33.8455 
Breadth42' 4"Imperial Feet12.8524 
Depth in Hold8' 1"Imperial Feet2.4638 
Burthen1,064 694Tons BM 

Armament


8.1794Broadside Weight = 430 Imperial Pound ( 195.005 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 42-Pounder Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 10" Mortar
Bow Chaser4 British 32-Pounder
Bow Chaser4 British 24-Pounder
Stern Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1794150 BWAS-1793

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1794CommanderEdward Rotherham (1753-1830) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/258.8.1794 - 3.1795CommanderEdward Tyrrel (d.1798) ADM 6/25/73BWAS-17933.1795 - 8.1795CommanderJohn Clarke SearleBWAS-17938.1795 - 12.1795CaptainJohn Whitby (d.1806)BWAS-179312.1795 - 1796LieutenantGeorge Barlow Smith (d.1799)BWAS-17931796 - 10.1797LieutenantJohn HayBWAS-179310.1797 - 1801LieutenantWilliam CaspalBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1795Refitted as a Other Vessels Hospital Ship
4.1802Paid offBWAS-1793

 

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