Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer lugger 'L'Argus' (1798) (16)
First Commissioned6.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1811BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck102' 9"Imperial Feet31.2039 
Length of Keel82' 3 ½"Imperial Feet25.0063 
Breadth27' 3 ½"Imperial Feet8.2423 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen326 394Tons BM 


6.1803Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

3 Commanding Officers

6.1803 - 8.5.1804CommanderEdward King (d.1807)BWAS-17938.5.1804 - 10.1806CommanderEdward KittoeBWAS-17934.1810 - 5.1810CommanderJoseph Bott (d.1810)BWAS-1793

Service History

4.5.1799Arrived at Portsmouth and laid upBWAS-1793
3.1803Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1803Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1811Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

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Posted by Roger Hutchins on Wednesday 1st of August 2018 13:57

Pascoe Dunn (1786-1826) midshipman since Oct 1797, joined her 1803, rated by Capt Kittoe as Masters Mate 1804, as Act. Lieut Dec 1804 to Feb 1805, then Master's Mate Feb 1805 to March 1806. His record (1817 - ADM 9/5/1401) lists her as chiefly employed Coast of Ireland.

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