Wasp

7211
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer brig 'La Guèpe' (1798) (18)
Captured29.8.1800BWAS-1793
First Commissioned7.1801BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold17.5.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck101' 9"Imperial Feet31.0134 
Length of Keel83' 5"Imperial Feet25.3407 
Breadth25' 11"Imperial Feet7.6251 
Depth in Hold12' 2"Imperial Feet3.683 
Burthen298 294Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric Equivalentref:692
Burthen250French Tonneaux245.729 

Armament


7.1801Broadside Weight = 201 Imperial Pound ( 91.1535 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 9-Pounder

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.6.1801 - 29.4.1802CommanderCharles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD184929.4.1802 - 7.1804CaptainCharles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD18495.1803 - 3.1805CommanderFrederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858)NBD18493.1805LieutenantJoseph PackwoodBWAS-17933.1805 - 28.9.1805CommanderJohn SimpsonBWAS-179328.9.1805 - 25.10.1806CommanderBuckland Stirling Bluett (d.1845)NBD18491807CommanderWilliam Standway ParkinsonBWAS-17931807 - 5.1809CommanderJohn Haswell (d.1811)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1801 - 25.3.1802Acting LieutenantWilliam Collins Barker (1779-1848)NBD184925.3.1802 - 8.1803LieutenantWilliam Collins Barker (1779-1848)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1800 - 12.1801MidshipmanWilliam Collins Barker (1779-1848)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.10.1800Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
31.8.1801Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1801Sailed to Sierra LeoneBWAS-1793
1.1802Sailed from Sierra Leone to the West IndiesBWAS-1793
7.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
5.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
19.7.1803Took the Privateer Le Despoir (2)
11.6.1804Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1806In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
4.6.1806Took the Privateer Schooner Le Napoléon (6)
1807Returned homeBWAS-1793
5.1809Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
17.5.1811Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:692Base de donnés sur les capitaines corsaires , les navires et les armateursJJ SaleinWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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