Banterer-class post ship

The Banterer-class sailing sixth rates were a series of six 22-gun post ships built to an 1805 design by Sir William Rule, which served in the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic War. The first four were launched in 1806 and the remaining two in 1807. One ship – the Banterer – was lost in 1808 and another – the Cyane – captured by the United States Navy in 1815; the remaining four were all deleted during 1816.

HMS Cyane stern.jpg
A model of HMS Cyane showing her after her capture by USS Constitution
Class overview
Name: Banterer-class post ships
Operators:  Royal Navy
Completed: 6
General characteristics
Type: Sixth-rate post ship
Tons burthen: 537 2/94 (as designed)
Length:
  • 118 ft (36 m) (gundeck)
  • 98 ft 7.125 in (30.05138 m) (keel)
Beam: 32 ft (9.8 m)
Sail plan: Full-rigged ship
Complement: 155 (later raised to 175).
Armament:
  • As ordered :
  • Upperdeck: 22 × 9-pounder guns
  • Quarterdeck: 6 × 24-pounder carronades
  • Focsle: 2 × 6-pounder guns
  • + 2 × 24-pounder carronades
  • Later:
  • Upperdeck: 22 × 32-pounder carronades
  • Quarterdeck: 6 × 24-pounder carronades
  • Focsle: 2 × 6-pounder guns
  • + 2 × 24-pounder carronades

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