Virago

6898
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered20.11.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1805BWAS-1793
Launched23.9.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDartmouth - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConfounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBenjamin TannerBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sold30.5.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 2 ½"Imperial Feet25.6159 
Length of Keel69' 10 ½"Imperial Feet21.0439 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen181 2494Tons BM 

Armament


23.9.1805Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser1 British 12-Pounder
Stern Chaser1 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180450Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1805 - 1807LieutenantJohn Martin Hanchett (d.1819)BWAS-17931807 - 1814LieutenantWilliam PitmanBWAS-17936.1814 - 1815LieutenantJames MitchellBWAS-1793

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
23.2.1808 - 1809VolunteerWilliam Boyle CrookeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.10.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1815Paid offBWAS-1793
30.5.1816Sold at Deptford for £450BWAS-1793

 

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