Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1793BWAS-1793
First Commissioned24.3.1794
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardCuckolds Point - Rotherhithe BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
BecomesFrench sloop 'La Favorite' (1806) (16)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 5"Imperial Feet32.9343 
Length of Keel90' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet27.4384 
Breadth29' 9"Imperial Feet8.8646 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen426 8894Tons BM 


1.2.1794Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1793125Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

24.3.1794 - 9.1795CommanderCharles White (d.1810) ADM 6/25/23BWAS-17939.1795 - 27.3.1797CommanderJames Athol Wood (1756-1829)BWAS-17935.1797 - 7.1797UnknownS. PowelBWAS-17937.1797 - 1.1798CommanderJames Hanson (d.1800)BWAS-17931.1798 - 5.1799CommanderThomas CamelfordBWAS-17935.1799 - 1801CommanderJoseph WestbeachBWAS-17935.1804 - 12.1804CommanderCharles Foote (d.1811)BWAS-179312.1804 - 6.1.1806CommanderJohn DavieBWAS-1793

2 Warrant Officers

11.3.1795 - 11.7.1795MasterThomas QuayleADM29-16.10.1804 - 21.8.1805MasterEdward BrownADM29-1

Service History

4.1793Began building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
1.2.1794Completed building at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £5083.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.2.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
14.5.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4321.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1795Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
2.1796Took the Unrated Le Général Rigaud (8)
16.2.1797Capture of Trinidad
7.1799Returned home with a convoyBWAS-1793
1800In the North SeaBWAS-1793
15.1.1801Took the Privateer Le Voyageur (14) off Flamborough Head
12.3.1801Took the Privateer Schooner L'Optimiste (14) in the North SeaBG
17.4.1801Took the Privateer Lugger L'Antichrist (14) off Shields
5.1803Began middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
6.1804Completed middling repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1.8.1804Bombardment of Le Havre
12.12.1804Took the Privateer La Raccrocheuse (14)
28.12.1805Took the Privateer Le Général Blanchard (16) off the African coast
27.1.1807Taken by the French off the Cape Verde IslandsJason (32) off the coast of Guiana


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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