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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 JacobsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1714
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1714
Ship TypeCutterBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.1781 - 10.1786Lieutenant
Gabriel BrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1770-1786
BWAS-1714
6.1787 - 27.7.1790Lieutenant
James RogersBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1802
Transfered
BWAS-1714
1791 - 1795Lieutenant
John SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1779-1814
BWAS-1714
1795 - 1801Lieutenant
James LloydBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1801
BWAS-1714
4.1802 - 1804Lieutenant
Jeremiah CoghlanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1830
BWAS-1714
1804 - 1805Lieutenant
James MeinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
BWAS-1714
1805 - 8.1806Lieutenant
Thomas DelafonsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
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) 1793-1793
French 6 Gun
Privateer

6.3.1797Sailed from Dartmouth with a convoy for the DownsBG
7.3.1797Took the Cutter
Le Bonheur (2) 1797-1797
French 2 Gun
Privateer Cutter
off St Alban's Head
BG
7.3.1797Took the Cutter
L'Impromptu 1797-1797
French Privateer Cutter
off St Alban's Head
BG
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) 1801-1801
French 14 Gun
Privateer
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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