Gunboat No. 18 -> 1797 Spiteful

6799
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched24.4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAcute ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up16.7.1823BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 3"Imperial Feet22.8752 
Length of Keel61' 10 ½"Imperial Feet18.6055 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold7' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet2.1527 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft6' 2"Imperial Feet1.8796 
Burthen160 4794Tons BM 

Armament


24.4.1797Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.179750Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1798LieutenantJohn Harford (d.1809)BWAS-17931800 - 4.1802LieutenantJohn WoodBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
24.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
30.6.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 14 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed SpitefulBWAS-1793
10.1798coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
14.3.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
1804Refitted as a Other Vessels Hospital Ship
3.1804fitting as an Hospital Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
16.7.1823Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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