Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned6.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardHowden Pans - Newcastle upon Tyne - River Tyne BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrancis Hurry (d.1808)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel85' 10 ½"Imperial Feet25.9207 
Breadth29' 4"Imperial Feet8.8505 
Burthen393Tons BM 


6.1804Broadside Weight = 153 Imperial Pound ( 69.3855 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.180480 BWAS-1793

8 Commanding Officers

6.1804 - 7.1804CommanderDonald Hugh MackayBWAS-17937.1804 - 10.1805CommanderJames JohnstoneBWAS-179310.1805 - 1807CommanderRobert WilliamsBWAS-17931807CaptainJohn BushbyBWAS-17931808 - 3.1809CommanderRobert WilliamsBWAS-17933.1809 - 11.1810CommanderAlexander RennyBWAS-179311.1810 - 1.1812CommanderGeorge Barne Trollope (1779-1850)BWAS-17931.1812 - 13.8.1812CommanderThomas Lamb Poulden LaugharneBWAS-1793

Service History

27.5.1804Began fitting at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
8.6.1804Completed fitting at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
8.6.1804Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.8.1804Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
3.5.1809Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
18.3.1810Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
5.4.1812Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
13.8.1812Taken by Essex (32) off Newfoundland

Notes on Ship

Mercantile collier Oxfor built on the Tyne in 1803


Previous comments on this page

Posted by AvM on Thursday 20th of July 2017 21:18

Papers Respecting The Navy, Presented In Pursuance Of Addresses of the House of Lords to His Majesty.

It seems that I was correct with the ship
Alert was purchased form Champion & Co.
Oxford was 2 years old and has 393bm
was purchased for £6,805
moreover £3,730 were spent to fitting the ship at King'S Yard.

Posted by AvM on Thursday 20th of July 2017 20:29

I am very soory, it seems thta the Oxford mentioned below by me was not the same.

Posted by AvM on Thursday 20th of July 2017 20:24

She was a collier Oxford
Registered at London BT111/02
#407 22 Dec 1803 William Sharp 390 32/94bm
#138 07 Apr 1804 Edward Cook 393 12/94bm

Register of Shipping 1805
Oxford Ship
1 year old built Whitby 1804
400t draught 16ft
master E.Cook
owner Chapman
class AI 9

Lloyd's List - Tuesday 13 November 1804
CORK arrived transport 'Oxford' from Portsmouth

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