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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher Class (1800)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
Nicholas BoolsBritish
Ship Builder
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0 ½"Imperial Feet24.3967 
Length of Keel65' 10 ⅛"Imperial Feet19.8152 
Breadth22' 7"Imperial Feet6.7945 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen178 5894Tons BM 


18.9.1804Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

11.1804 - 8.1806Lieutenant
John HarrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1791-1806
15.8.1806 - 1809Lieutenant
Robert CarreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1809

Service History

24.10.1804Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
25.2.1805Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1805Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
17.10.1807Took the Privateer
Nuestra Señora del Carmen (2) 1807-1807
Spanish 2 Gun

12.12.1809Took the Brig-Corvette
La Nisus (16) 1805-1809
French 16 Gun
Unrated Brig-Corvette
at Guadeloupe

1810In Ordinary at DeptfordBWAS-1793
8.1812Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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Posted by Cy on Wednesday 26th of May 2021 07:13

Thanks, there was certainly some confusion over the officers, which has now been corrected, I hope.

Posted by Andy on Tuesday 25th of May 2021 17:49

One of the commanding officers is named as Robert Riddell Carre. I think this is the wrong man. According to the Royal Navy Biography he didn't adopt the surname Carre (his mothers family name) until the death of an uncle in 1817.
I believe it should be Robert Carr b. 1786 in Bristol. Son of Andrew Carr ships carpenter on HMS Severn at the time. Robert took the Lt. exam at Somerset House 4 May 1803. Made Lt 15 Aug 1806. Died at Deal Hospital, Kent 19 Oct 1811 while Lt. on the Egmont.

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