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3096
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.10.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1811BWAS-1793
Launched22.8.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PelhamBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked18.12.1823BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet30.1816 
Length of Keel78' 1 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.7839 
Breadth30' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet9.1599 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 2"Imperial Feet1.8796 
Draught Aft10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen389 9294Tons BM 

Armament


22.8.1812Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1812 - 1813CommanderJohn WilsonBWAS-17931813 - 7.1813LieutenantRobert Standly (d.1814)BWAS-17937.1813 - 1817CommanderHenry JaneBWAS-179311.1819 - 3.1822CommanderCharles SimeonBWAS-17933.1822 - 18.12.1823CommanderWilliam Holmes (d.1823)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.10.1815 - 19.7.1816First LieutenantHenry Andrew Bates (1788-1847)NBD184920.8.1822 - 1.7.1823LieutenantWilliam Cuppage (d.1856)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
22.8.1812Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
16.10.1812Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
13.12.1812Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
3.11.1813Took the Privateer Industry (5)
1817At PlymouthBWAS-1793
11.1818Began very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1819Completed very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1819Recommissioned for the Cork StationBWAS-1793
18.12.1823Wrecked off Bulmullet, County Mayo with all hands lostBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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