Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down15.6.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBittern ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas DiddamsBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up7.1848BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck110' 3"Imperial Feet33.5356 
Length of Keel90' 9 ⅞"Imperial Feet27.4542 
Breadth29' 6 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Forward8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft11' 9"Imperial Feet3.5814 
Burthen421 5794Tons BM 


26.5.1808Broadside Weight = 342 Imperial Pound ( 155.097 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1794121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

5.1808 - 21.10.1810CommanderLewis ShepheardBWAS-179311.1810 - 10.1812CommanderRichard Longfield DaviesBWAS-179310.1812 - 1817CommanderSir James Stirling (d.1865)BWAS-17931819 - 1822CaptainWilliam ShepheardBWAS-17931.1823 - 1826CaptainGeorge Wickins Willes (1785-1846)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

24.5.1813 - 4.6.1815LieutenantGeorge Brooks (d.1856)NBD18491.11.1819 - 11.3.1823LieutenantHenry Esch Atkinson (1792-1857)NBD18491820 - 9.11.1821Acting LieutenantCharles BurnetNBD1849

Service History

1799Order cancelled, but later reinstatedBWAS-1793
1809Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1793
3.6.1813Sailed with a convoy to Hudson's BayBWAS-1793
1814Sailed to North AmericaBWAS-1793
10.1815Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
12.1815Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1817Sailed to JamaicaBWAS-1793
12.1818Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1820Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1821Sailed to St HelenaBWAS-1793
1822At CorkBWAS-1793
1827Fitted a a floating church at ChathamBWAS-1793
10.2.1828Delivered to the Committee of the Floating ChurchBWAS-1793
7.1848Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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