Thunder

7082
Nominal Guns8BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased10.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardBideford - Devon BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1793
Sold30.6.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck111' 3"Imperial Feet33.8397 
Length of Keel92' 10"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Breadth27' 10"Imperial Feet8.2296 
Depth in Hold15' 7"Imperial Feet4.6076 
Burthen383Tons BM 

Armament


10.1803Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar
Upper Gun Deck8 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
67Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1803 - 13.10.1807CommanderGeorge CocksBWAS-17931808 - 11.4.1809CommanderJames Caulfield (d.1837)BWAS-179312.1809 - 11.1810CommanderWilliam ShepheardBWAS-179311.1810 - 1.11.1813CommanderWatkin Owen Pell (1788-1869)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
1.11.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.2.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
23.8.1807Aciton of 1807-08-23
9.6.1808Action off Saltholm
11.4.1809Battle of the Basque Roads
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
21.3.1810Sailed for Cadiz and the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
9.10.1813Took the Privateer Le Neptune (16) off Owers
30.6.1814Sold for £1,250BWAS-1793


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1793
Mercantile Dasher built at Bideford in 1800

Sources


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

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