Spider

6843
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer cutter 'La Victoire' (1782) (12)
Captured18.6.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1783BWAS-1714
ShipyardDunkerque - Flanders BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold2.1806BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck69' 0"Imperial Feet21.0312 
Length of Keel54' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet16.4783 
Breadth24' 3"Imperial Feet7.3343 
Depth in Hold10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen168 3294Tons BM 

Armament


5.1783Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck12 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.178350 BWAS-1714

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1783 - 6.1786LieutenantNicholas Rooke (c.1730-1805)BWAS-17146.1786 - 1787LieutenantHenry EdmonstonBWAS-171410.1788 - 2.3.1790LieutenantSamuel EdwardsBWAS-17141790 - 1795LieutenantWilliam LanyonBWAS-17141796 - 1797LieutenantWilliam BeviansBWAS-17142.1797 - 2.10.1797LieutenantDigby Dent (d.1798)BWAS-17141.1798 - 1801LieutenantJames HarrisonBWAS-17148.1802 - 9.1802LieutenantGeorge RevenscroftBWAS-17149.1802 - 2.1806LieutenantHarding ShawBWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.2.1797 - 10.10.1805MasterMichael Rose Langdon (c.1763-1815)ADM29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1798 - 18001st Class VolunteerRichard BastardNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.1782Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
26.1.1784Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £3110.7.10dBWAS-1714
1787Paid offBWAS-1714
10.1788Recommissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1714
30.12.1789

Sailed from Plymouth on a cruise.

TNC
1790Recommissioned for Southern IrelandBWAS-1714
1793Took the Privateer La Désirée
5.3.1793Took the Brigantine Le Sans Cullotte (8)
1.1797Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
4.1797Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Schooner
4.1797Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £1582.0.0dBWAS-1714
16.5.1797Took the Privateer Le Filbustier (14) off the Lizard
14.3.1799

Sailed from Plymouth

TNC
22.11.1802Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
11.7.1803Took the Privateer La Conception (2) in the Mediterranean
10.12.1805Took the Privateer L'Andromeda (4) in the Mediterranean
2.1806Paid off at Malta and sold there later in the yearBWAS-1714


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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