HMS Scourge (1794)

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For other ships with the same name, see HMS Scourge and HMS Crash.
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Name: HMS Scourge
Acquired: by purchase (Admiralty Order 3 February 1794)
General characteristics [1]
Type: Hoy
Tonnage: 67 (bm)
  • 66 ft 2 in (20.2 m) (overall)
  • 58 ft 7 38 in (17.9 m) (keel)
Beam: 14 ft 8 in (4.5 m)
Depth of hold: 6 ft 7 in (2.0 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: sloop
Complement: 30
Armament: 1 x 24-pounder gun + 3 x 32-pounder carronades

HMS Scourge was a 4-gun gun-vessel, formerly a Dutch hoy, purchased in February 1794. She was fitted out at Deptford between April and 12 May, and commissioned under Lieutenant John Store.[1] His replacement, in August 1795, was Lieutenant John Wolfe, who was succeeded in the next month by Lieutenant Robert Watherston. A little over a year later, in October 1796, Lieutenant Francis M'Ghie took command. In March of the next year Lieutenant Charles Randle replaced him.


She was paid off in April 1802.[1] The "Scourge Gun-Vessel, 71 Tons, lying at Sheerness", was put up for sale in March 1803.[2][3] She was renamed Crash on 10 August 1803, but then she was broken up at Sheerness in September.[1]

Citations and references[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Winfield (2008), p.325.
  2. ^ "no. 15565". The London Gazette. 8 March 1803. p. 255. 
  3. ^ Naval Chronicle, Vol. 11, Appendix (p.496).