Zephyr

2834
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Named13.5.1795BWAS-1793
Acquired2.1795BWAS-1793
First Commissioned25.6.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold21.7.1808BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck82' 6"Imperial Feet25.0698 
Length of Keel62' 7"Imperial Feet18.9865 
Breadth27' 1"Imperial Feet8.2332 
Depth in Hold10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen244 994Tons BM 

Armament


6.1795Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

1.1801Broadside Weight = 20 Imperial Pound ( 9.07 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 4-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.179576 BWAS-1793

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.6.1795 - 17.7.1797Commander Robert Lawrie (1746-1848)BWAS-179317.7.1797 - 1800Commander William ChampainBWAS-17931.1.1801 - 11.1801Commander Clotworthy UptonBWAS-17939.1803 - 1804Commander Edwards Lloyd GrahamBWAS-17931804 - 1805Commander Anthony Abdy (d.1838)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
25.3.1795Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1795Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2660.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.12.1798In company with Victorieuse (14) , destroyed Proserpine (2) off Cape Three PointsBWAS-1793
11.1800Began fitted as a fireship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1801Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Fireship
2.1801Completed fitted as a fireship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
11.1801Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
11.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793

 

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