Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1803BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBristol - England BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJames Martin HillhouseBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 7"Imperial Feet26.543 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen365 3294Tons BM 


10.5.1804Broadside Weight = 304 Imperial Pound ( 137.864 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
29.1.1795121Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers

5.1804 - 1807CommanderMajor Jacob HennikerBWAS-17931808CommanderJohn BurnBWAS-17931809 - 1.8.1811CommanderCorbet James D'Auvergne (1765-1825)BWAS-17939.1811 - 1814CommanderHenry Thomas Davies (d.1868)BWAS-179315.2.1814 - 22.4.1814CommanderJames Boxer (d.1847)NBD184919.7.1814 - 10.1814CommanderTheobald JonesBWAS-17936.1815 - 12.1815CommanderWilliam WolrigeBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

29.11.1814 - 1815LieutenantJohn Reddie Black (1787-?)NBD1849

Service History

27.6.1804Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
27.8.1804Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1808Channel Islands StationBWAS-1793
2.6.1813Sailed for West AfricaBWAS-1793
10.1814Placed in Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
14.12.1815Sold at Plymouth for £1,900BWAS-1793


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Posted by Sue Bowers on Sunday 18th of March 2018 00:03

Looking for info on JOhn STANSFIELD who was Aide des Gouverneur on Helgoland abt 1810 - 1813. This info was on a birth certificate of my relative Anna Margaretha STANSFIELD born 1812 on Helgoland to Anna Dorothea HANSEN. Havent been able to locate any marriage information though? Was he part of the crew to Corbert?? Thank you

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