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HMS Sparrow (1828)
Career (United Kingdom)
Name: Sparrow
Namesake: Sparrow
Ordered: 20 March 1819
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Laid down: October 1827
Launched: 28 June 1828
Commissioned: 18 July 1828
Homeport: Portsmouth Dockyard
Fate: Broken up, August 1860
General characteristics
Class & type: Bramble-class cutter
Tons burthen: 163 13/94 bm
Length:
  • 70 ft 9 in (21.6 m) (gundeck)
  • 52 ft 4 in (16.0 m) (keel)
Beam: 24 ft 3 in (7.4 m)
Draught: 10 ft (3.0 m)
Depth: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Sail plan: Fore-and-aft rig
Complement: 50
Armament:

HMS Sparrow was a 10-gun Bramble-class cutter built for the Royal Navy during the 1820s. She was broken up in August 1860.

Description[]

Sparrow had a length at the gundeck of 70 feet 9 inches (21.6 m) and 52 feet 4 inches (16.0 m) at the keel. She had a beam of 24 feet 3 inches (7.4 m), a draught of about 10 feet (3.0 m) and a depth of hold of 11 feet (3.4 m). The ship's tonnage was 163 1394 tons burthen.[1] The Bramble class was armed with two 6-pounder cannon and eight 12-pounder carronades. The ships had a crew of 50 officers and ratings.[2]

Construction and career[]

Sparrow, the third ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy,[3] was ordered on 20 March 1819, laid down in October 1827 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 28 June 1828.[2] She was commissioned on 18 July and based at Portsmouth Dockyard.[1]

Notes[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Winfield, p. 1177
  2. 2.0 2.1 Winfield & Lyon, p. 133
  3. Colledge, p. 327

References[]

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