Briseis

3421
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.12.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1808BWAS-1793
Launched19.5.1808BWAS-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
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked5.11.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
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


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

Service History


DateEventSource
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


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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