DimensionsDimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793Length of Gundeck80' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet24.4031 Length of Keel65' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet19.8184 Breadth22' 8"Imperial Feet6.8072 Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 Burthen180 18⁄94Tons BM
Armament9.8.1804Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)
|BWAS-1793||Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade||Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder|
Date# of MenNotesSource
Notes on ShipAttack on a shore batteryW005On the 19th of April, as the Colpoys, commanded by Lieutenant [Thomas Usher], was standing along-shore between the Grognans and Isle Groix, in company with the gun-brig Attack, Lieutenant [Thomas Swaine], two chasse-marees were perceived at anchor at the entrance of the river Douillan; but which, on the approach of the two brigs, got under way and stood up the river.
Finding it necessary to silence a two-gun battery before the boats could get to the chasse-marees, Lieutenant [Thomas Usher|Usher], with 12 men from each brig, landed, and, after a short skirmish, got possession of, and spiked, the two guns, which were long 12-pounders. Lieutenant [Thomas Usher|Usher] afterwards brought the vessels down the river, and destroyed the signal-post of Douillan; accomplishing the whole of this daring and important service without the slightest loss, or any greater damage to the two brigs than that done to their standing and running rigging, while engaged with the battery previously to its destruction by the two boats' crews.