HMS Reynard (1821)

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History
United Kingdom
Name: Reynard
Ordered: 2 November 1818
Builder: Pembroke Dockyard
Laid down: May 1820
Launched: 26 October 1821
Completed: September 1823
Commissioned: 18 December 1824
Fate: Broken up, August 1857
General characteristics
Class and type: Cherokee-class brig-sloop
Tons burthen: 237 7/94 bm
Length:
  • 90 ft 2 in (27.5 m) (gundeck)
  • 73 ft 9 in (22.5 m) (keel)
Beam: 24 ft 9 in (7.5 m)
Draught: 9 ft 4 in (2.8 m)
Depth: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Sail plan: Brig
Complement: 52
Armament: 2 × 6-pdr cannon; 8 × 18-pdr carronades

HMS Reynard was a 10-gun Cherokee-class brig-sloop built for the Royal Navy during the 1820s. She was sold in 1838.

Description[edit]

Reynard had a length at the gundeck of 90 feet 2 inches (27.5 m) and 73 feet 9 inches (22.5 m) at the keel. She had a beam of 24 feet 9 inches (7.5 m), a draught of about 9 feet 4 inches (2.8 m) and a depth of hold of 11 feet (3.4 m). The ship's tonnage was 237 7/94 tons burthen.[1] The Cherokee class was armed with two 6-pounder cannon and eight 18-pounder carronades. The ships had a crew of 52 officers and ratings.[2]

Construction and career[edit]

Reynard, the fourth ship of her name to serve in the Royal Navy,[3] was ordered on 2 November 1818, laid down in May 1820 at Pembroke Dockyard, Wales, and launched on 26 October 1820.[2] She was completed for sea in September 1823 at Plymouth Dockyard.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Winfield, p. 1057
  2. ^ a b Winfield & Lyon, p. 121
  3. ^ Colledge, pp. 290–91

References[edit]

  • Colledge, J. J.; Warlow, Ben (2006) [1969]. Ships of the Royal Navy: The Complete Record of all Fighting Ships of the Royal Navy (Rev. ed.). London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-281-8.
  • Phillips, Lawrie; Lieutenant Commander (2014). Pembroke Dockyard and the Old Navy: A Bicentennial History. Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: The History Press. ISBN 978-0-7509-5214-9.
  • Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail, 1793-1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates (epub). Barnsley, UK: Seaforth. ISBN 978-1-84415-700-6.
  • Winfield, R.; Lyon, D. (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6.