Viper

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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig-corvette 'La Vipère' (1793) (12)
Captured23.1.1794BWAS-1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy BWAS-1793
ConstructorMichel ReineBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked2.1.1797BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 7"Imperial Feet28.9916 
Length of Keel78' 0"Imperial Feet23.7744 
Moulded Breadth26' 1"Imperial Feet7.929 
Breadth26' 5 ½"Imperial Feet7.9375 
Depth in Hold12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen290 4194Tons BM 

Armament


6.1794Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.6.1794 - 20.8.1796CommanderJohn Scoffin (d.1801) ADM 6/25/49BWAS-179320.8.1796 - 2.1.1797CommanderHenry Harding Parker (d.1797)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
30.1.1794Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
15.5.1794RegisteredBWAS-1793
9.10.1794Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £793.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1.1797Wrecked in teh Shannon Estuary, all crew lostBWAS-1793

 

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