HMS Banterer (1807)
|Career (United Kingdom)|
|Ordered:||30 January 1805|
|Builder:||Simon Temple, South Shields|
|Laid down:||August 1805|
|Launched:||24 February 1807|
|Completed:||12 July 1807|
|Out of service:||Wrecked 29 October 1808|
|Class & type:||24-gun Banterer-class sixth-rate post-ship|
|Tons burthen:||53774/94 (bm)|
|Length:||118 ft 0 in (36.0 m) (overall)
98 ft 5.75 in (30.0 m) (keel)
|Beam:||32 ft 0.5 in (9.8 m)|
|Depth of hold:||10 ft 6 in (3.20 m)|
|Sail plan:||Full-rigged ship|
|Complement:||155 (later 175)|
HMS Banterer was a Royal Navy Banterer-class sixth-rate post-ship of 24 guns, built in 1805-07 at South Shields, England. She was ordered in January 1805 as HMS Banter but her name was lengthened to Banterer on 9 August of that year.
She was rated a 24-gun ship and was intended to mount that number of long 9-pounders on her main deck. However she also carried eight 24-pounder carronades and two long 6-pounders on her quarter-deck and forecastle. By the time that Captain Alexander Cary took command in May 1807, the Admiralty added two brass howitzers to her armament, while exchanging her 9-pounders for 32-pounder carronades. Her complement was increased by twenty to 175 officers, men and boys. In 1807, Banterer took part in the operations off Copenhagen in September 1807. Subsequently returning to England, she sailed with a convoy for Halifax, Nova Scotia on 13 February 1808; later that year, on 29 October, she was wrecked in the Saint Lawrence River, near Point Mille Vache.
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