Nimble

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Acquired6.7.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1714
ShipyardFolkstone - Kent BWAS-1714
Constructor Philemon JacobsBWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1714
Sold9.4.1808BWAS-1714

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Keel57' 4"Imperial Feet17.3881 
Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Burthen168 7294Tons BM 

Armament


7.1781Broadside Weight = 23 Imperial Pound ( 10.4308 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

1783Broadside Weight = 93 Imperial Pound ( 42.1758 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

9.9.1790Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.5363 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 3-Pounder
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
7.178155 BWAS-1714

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1781 - 10.1786Lieutenant Gabriel Bray (d.1824)BWAS-17146.1787 - 1790Lieutenant James RogersBWAS-17141791 - 1795Lieutenant John SmithBWAS-17141795 - 1801Lieutenant James LloydBWAS-17144.1802 - 1804Lieutenant Jeremiah Coghlan (1775-1844)BWAS-17141804 - 1805Lieutenant James Mein (d.1809)BWAS-17141805 - 8.1806Lieutenant Thomas Delafons (d.1847)BWAS-1714

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1781Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1714
6.7.1781Began coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
27.8.1781Completed coppering and fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1276.13.4dBWAS-1714
5.1783Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
1786Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
10.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
1787Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1714
6.1787RecommissionedBWAS-1714
10.1792Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1714
22.6.1793Took the Privateer La Petite Victoire (6)
6.3.1797Sailed from Dartmouth with a convoy for the DownsBG
7.3.1797Took the Cutter Le Bonheur (2) off St Alban's HeadBG
7.3.1797Took the Cutter L'Impromptu off St Alban's HeadBG
8.1.1798Retook the FavoriteBG
10.1.1799A boat from the Nimble pursued a French privateer off Dartmouth.BG
23.2.1801Took the Privateer Le Buonaparte (14) in the Channel
10.1804Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
1.1805Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Brig
1.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
8.1806Paid off into OrdinaryBWAS-1714
1808Ran aground near Stangate CreekBWAS-1714
9.4.1808Ordered to be soldBWAS-1714

 

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