Spitfire

6852
Nominal Guns6
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer schooner 'La Poulette' (1793) (4)
Captured1793
ShipyardUnknownNNF-1792
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSchooner
Foundered12.2.1794

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck59' 4"Imperial Feet17.9945 
Length of Keel53' 0"Imperial Feet16.1544 
Breadth14' 8"Imperial Feet4.318 
Depth in Hold5' 4"Imperial Feet1.6256 
Burthen6094Tons BM 

Armament


4.1793Broadside Weight = 6 Imperial Pound ( 2.721 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck4 British 3-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.179340 BWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1793 - 1794LieutenantJohn PerkinsBWAS-179324.6.1793CommanderJames Cook (1763-1794) ADM 6/24/249ADM 6/241794 - 12.2.1794LieutenantT. W. Rich (d.1794)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1793Commissioned at JamaicaBWAS-1793
12.2.1794Capsized with the loss of all hands off San DomingoBWAS-1793

 

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