Gunboat No. 30 -> 1797 Hardy

7691
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.2.1797BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1797BWAS-1793
Launched15.4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardGravesend - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCourser ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam CleverleyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGunboat BWAS-1793
Sold5.1802BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck76' 1"Imperial Feet23.169 
Length of Keel62' 3 ⅛"Imperial Feet18.9008 
Breadth22' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Forward4' 0"Imperial Feet1.2192 
Draught Aft5' 7"Imperial Feet1.7018 
Burthen169 4994Tons BM 

Armament


15.4.1797Broadside Weight = 114 Imperial Pound ( 51.699 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 24-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
179750Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1800LieutenantJames Owen Lucas (d.1826)BWAS-17931800 - 1802LieutenantMathew Thomas HewettBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
15.4.1797Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.1797Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.8.1797Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Gun-brig
7.8.1797Renamed HardyBWAS-1793
10.1798coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793

 

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