Wasp

6973
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.8.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1811BWAS-1793
Launched9.7.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert DavyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1847BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1"Imperial Feet30.5054 
Length of Keel77' 42"Imperial Feet23.4769 
Breadth30' 7 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 9"Imperial Feet2.0574 
Draught Aft11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen385 7594Tons BM 

Armament


9.7.1812Broadside 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

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1812 - 7.6.1814CommanderThomas EverardBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 8.1815CommanderJohn FisherBWAS-17938.1815 - 7.12.1818CommanderWilliam WolrigeBWAS-17937.12.1818 - 1820CommanderThomas Wren Carter (1798-1874)BWAS-17934.1828 - 1.1829CommanderWilliam WellesleyBWAS-17931.1829 - 2.1829CaptainRichard DickinsonBWAS-17932.1829 - 26.2.1830CommanderThomas Edward HosteBWAS-17934.1830 - 1832CommanderBrunswick PophamBWAS-179319.7.1833 - 29.4.1834CommanderJames BurneyNBD184914.7.1843 - 4.6.1844CommanderHenry Bagot (1810-?)NBD18494.6.1844 - 23.11.1846CommanderSidney Henry UssherNBD1849

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1814 - 9.1815LieutenantBenjamin Andrews (1794-1852)NBD18499.9.1818 - 1818LieutenantGeorge BarkerNBD18494.3.1829 - 1.12.1830LieutenantWilliam Fordyce Blair (1807-?)NBD184921.10.1837 - 30.8.1841LieutenantWilliam Pearson CrozierNBD184921.10.1837 - 1840First LieutenantGeorge Nathaniel Broke (1812-1855)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
31.7.1812Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.10.1812Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7216.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.4.1813Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
8.1815In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
11.1818In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
4.1821Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1822Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6364.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1827Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1828Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
4.1828Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
4.1828Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6275.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1832Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1833Recommissioned for North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
7.1833Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
9.1833Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4491.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.11.1840Bombardment of Acre
1844On the African Station until 1846BWAS-1793
17.10.1846Paid offBWAS-1793
9.1847Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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