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7044
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.3.1794BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1794BWAS-1793
Launched31.5.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardLimehouse - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConquest Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructorand Mellish HillBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig
Sold10.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck75' 3"Imperial Feet22.8752 
Length of Keel62' 7 ½"Imperial Feet18.9103 
Breadth21' 0 ½"Imperial Feet6.4135 
Depth in Hold7' 0 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen147 4594Tons BM 

Armament


31.5.1794Broadside Weight = 118 Imperial Pound ( 53.513 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Stern Chaser2 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.179450Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1795 - 1.1797LieutenantEdward Bowling (d.1797)BWAS-17939.1797 - 1800LieutenantJohn LucasBWAS-17931800 - 1802LieutenantDonald M'DougallBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
31.5.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.5.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1.1797coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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