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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 Class (1807)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir Henry PeakeBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1762-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John KingBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1769
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1808 - 9.1809Commander
Robert PettetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1809
BWAS-1793
9.1809 - 14.10.1810Commander
John Miller AdyeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1793
7.10.1810 - 14.10.1810Lieutenant
George BenthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
NBD1849
14.10.1810 - 14.12.1810Commander
George BenthamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1846
NBD1849
12.1810 - 3.1812Commander
Charles Thurlow SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
BWAS-1793
3.1812 - 6.1812Commander
John RossBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1818
BWAS-1793
6.1812 - 20.10.1813Lieutenant
William Rush JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
BWAS-1793
20.10.1813 - 9.1815Commander
William Rush JacksonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
BWAS-1793
9.1815 - 5.11.1818Commander
George DomettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1819
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.2.1812 - 5.1812Lieutenant
Samuel BromleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1792-1812
NBD1849
7.1815 - 3.1817Acting Lieutenant
Robert Ross AchmutyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1821
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) 1809-1809
Danish 1 Gun
Unrated
in the North Sea

5.1809Took the Privateer
Comen (1) 1809-1809
Dutch 1 Gun
Privateer
in the North Sea

7.7.1809Operations in the Elbe
6.11.1809Took the Privateer
Recipricite (4) 1809-1809
Danish 4 Gun
Privateer
off Heligoland

14.10.1810Capture of the Sans Souci
14.10.1810Took the Schooner
Le Sans Souci (14) 1809-1810
French 14 Gun
Privateer Schooner
in the North Sea

9.10.1812Took the Privateer
Le Petit Poulet (4) 1812-1812
French 4 Gun
Privateer

5.11.1818Wrecked on Point Pedras, CubaBWAS-1793

 

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