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3120
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1803BWAS-1793
Launched19.4.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor PalmerBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold12.7.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck106' 0 ½"Imperial Feet32.3215 
Length of Keel87' 7"Imperial Feet26.543 
Breadth28' 1"Imperial Feet8.5376 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Burthen367 3994Tons BM 

Armament


19.4.1806Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1806 - 1809LieutenantJames OliverBWAS-17931809 - 8.1810CommanderThomas WhiteBWAS-17937.8.1810 - 1815CommanderDaniel RossBWAS-17931815LieutenantWilliam Keigwin NicholasBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1806Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
1.5.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
16.6.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1808In the BalticBWAS-1793
1809In the BalticBWAS-1793
1814Sailed to the African coastBWAS-1793
12.7.1816Sold at Deptford for £1,000BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Dianne Metcalfe on Tuesday 31st of March 2015 22:45

Commander - George Young 30th November 1827

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