Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardUpnor - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 3"Imperial Feet27.5082 
Length of Keel74' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet22.5743 
Breadth24' 6 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 5 ½"Imperial Feet1.8415 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen238 794Tons BM 


19.5.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

6.1808 - 9.1809CommanderRobert PettetBWAS-17939.1809 - 14.10.1810CommanderJohn Miller Adye (d.1817)BWAS-17937.10.1810 - 14.10.1810LieutenantGeorge Bentham (1787-?)NBD184914.10.1810 - 14.12.1810CommanderGeorge Bentham (1787-?)NBD184912.1810 - 3.1812CommanderCharles Thurlow SmithBWAS-17933.1812 - 6.1812CommanderJohn RossBWAS-17936.1812 - 20.10.1813LieutenantWilliam Rush Jackson (d.1835)BWAS-179320.10.1813 - 9.1815CommanderWilliam Rush Jackson (d.1835)BWAS-17939.1815 - 5.11.1818CommanderGeorge DomettBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

3.2.1812 - 5.1812LieutenantSamuel Bromley (d.1845)NBD18497.1815 - 3.1817Acting LieutenantRobert Ross Achmuty (d.1844)NBD1849

Service History

19.5.1808Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
30.8.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1809Took the Unrated Coureer (1) in the North Sea
5.1809Took the Privateer Comen (1) in the North Sea
7.7.1809Operations in the Elbe
6.11.1809Took the Privateer Recipricite (4) off Heligoland
14.10.1810Capture of the Sans Souci
14.10.1810Took the Schooner Le Sans Souci (14) in the North Sea
9.10.1812Took the Privateer Le Petit Poulet (4)
5.11.1818Wrecked on Point Pedras, CubaBWAS-1793


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Sunday 5th of April 2020 13:47Peter WarrenMichael Kearny (d.1797)
Saturday 4th of April 2020 22:40Caleb ShawCharles Shaw
Saturday 4th of April 2020 04:02Caleb ShawCharles Shaw
Tuesday 31st of March 2020 08:05keith saintyBritish sloop 'Pearl' (1828) (20)
Monday 30th of March 2020 04:37FloristaSpanish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'America' (1766) (60)