Wolverine

6968
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.11.1803BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1804BWAS-1793
Launched1.3.1805BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas OwenBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold15.2.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 4 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen387Tons BM 

Armament


3.1805Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1806 - 5.1806Commander John SmithBWAS-17935.1806 - 13.12.1808Commander Francis Augustus Collier (1785-1849)BWAS-179313.12.1808 - 12.12.1809Commander John SimpsonBWAS-179312.12.1809 - 1810Commander Richard SpearBWAS-17931810 - 5.10.1814Commander Charles KerrBWAS-17935.10.1814 - 27.8.1815Commander George Guy BurtonBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1815 - 10.1815Master's Mate Henry BattNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.5.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.7.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
31.1.1806Took the Schooner La Petite Confiance (3) off Barbados after a long chace having thrown overboard 2 of his 3 guns .BG
7.1806Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
16.10.1806Took the Packet La Guadeloupe (1) BG
9.11.1806Took the Schooner La Jeune Gabriella (8) BG
12.3.1807Took the Schooner Le Tremeuse (3) BG
12.11.1807Took the Privateer La Marianna
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
9.11.1811Took the Schooner La Courageuse (14)
7.11.1813Took the Lugger Lugger No.961 (6) off Cape Barfleur
8.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
15.2.1816Sold at Deptford for £810BWAS-1793

 

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