Sparrow

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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased1796BWAS-1793
First Commissioned19.7.1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1793
Broken Up1805BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck66' 3"Imperial Feet20.1295 
Length of Keel46' 6"Imperial Feet14.0462 
Breadth22' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet6.7247 
Depth in Hold8' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet2.4575 
Burthen123 1094Tons BM 

Armament


7.1796Broadside Weight = 66 Imperial Pound ( 29.931 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 12-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.179640 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1796 - 1799LieutenantJ. C. PearsBWAS-17931799 - 1800LieutenantHugh WyleyBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
19.7.1796RegisteredBWAS-1793
3.1797Carried dispatches to the West IndiesBWAS-1793
3.1797Took the Privateer Le Résolu (6) at Puerto Plata
3.1797Took the Privateer La Revanche (6) at Puerto Plata
1.4.1797Saved crew of the Tartar (24) off Puerto PlataBWAS-1793
28.7.1799Sparrow vs Nancy


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1793
Mercantile Rattler built 1780

 

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