Victor

6974
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.10.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1814BWAS-1793
Launched29.10.1814BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay Dockyard BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJamsetjee Bomanjee Wadia (1756-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Foundered9.1842BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen382 4294Tons BM 

Armament


29.10.1814Broadside 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

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1814 - 30.8.1815CommanderBasil HallBWAS-17938.1823 - 8.1824CommanderThomas PrickettBWAS-17938.1824 - 8.1827CommanderGeorge WoollcombeBWAS-17938.1827 - 26.8.1828CommanderGeorge LloydBWAS-179326.8.1828 - 1831CommanderRichard KeaneBWAS-179320.12.1834 - 26.3.1839Commander Richard Crozier (1803-1880)NBD18498.1841 - 9.1842CommanderCharles Cook Otway (d.1842)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.1.1832 - 1832First LieutenantCharles Foreman BrownNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1823MidshipmanFrederick Charles Peter Beauclerk (1808-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1814Commissioned at Bombay for voyage homeBWAS-1793
29.10.1814Began fitting at Bombay Dockyard BWAS-1793
18.3.1815Completed fitting at Bombay Dockyard BWAS-1793
30.8.1815Arrived at Plymouth and paid off into OrdinaryBWAS-1793
7.1823Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
7.1823Began refitting at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1823Recommissioned for the Africa StationBWAS-1793
11.1823Completed refitting at Plymouth Dockyard at a cost of £4993.0.0dBWAS-1793
1826At CorkBWAS-1793
8.1827Paid off and recommissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1793
5.1831Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
5.1831Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1831Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
12.1831Recommissioned for North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
1838Paid off?BWAS-1793
8.1841Recommissioned for North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
31.8.1842Sailed from Veracruz for Halifax. Lost presumed foundered with all hands.BWAS-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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