Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn & William WellsBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig
Broken Up4.1811BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0 ⅞"Imperial Feet24.4062 
Length of Keel65' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet19.8184 
Breadth22' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Draught Forward5' 6 ½"Imperial Feet1.5367 
Draught Aft7' 4"Imperial Feet2.2352 
Burthen179 2994Tons BM 


16.4.1801Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers

4.1801 - 10.1801LieutenantJames Ides ShortBWAS-17938.1801 - 29.4.1802LieutenantJames John Charles Agassiz (1772-1858)NBD184929.4.1802 - 1805LieutenantWilliam Chivers (d.1852)BWAS-17931806LieutenantWilliam SlaughterBWAS-17931807 - 1811LieutenantWilliam Chivers (d.1852)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer

1802 - 1805MidshipmanGeorge Stanway BourneNBD1849

Service History

4.1801Commisioned for the NoreBWAS-1793
17.4.1801Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
9.5.1801Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
18.11.1804Took the Privateer Le Contre-Amiral Magon (17) In the North Sea
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
29.5.1810Boats (with others) destroyed a 6-gun privateer and took two othersBWAS-1793


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

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