Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBold - Modified Confounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Robert DavyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
BecomesBritish brig 'Adder' (1826) (12)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 6"Imperial Feet25.6413 
Length of Keel70' 1 ⅞"Imperial Feet21.3582 
Breadth22' 1 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold10' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen182 3694Tons BM 


28.6.1813Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
181160Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

10.1813 - 7.6.1814Commander Nicholas Lechmere PateshallBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 6.1815Commander James MontaguBWAS-17936.1815 - 5.9.1815Commander Samuel MalbonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

15.2.1815 - 6.9.1815Lieutenant Charles Bruce (d.1843)NBD1849

Service History

31.7.1813Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
19.2.1814Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1817At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1825Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1826Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793


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Posted by Joshua M. Smith on Sunday 8th of November 2020 17:58

November 10-15: up Penobscot River, Maine, USA, recovering a prize vessel at Frankfort, Maine.

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