Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1782BWAS-1714
First Commissioned5.1785BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardSandgate - Kent BWAS-1714
Ship ClassEcho ClassBWAS-1714
Designed byEdward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
ConstructorPhineus JacobsBWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck101' 2"Imperial Feet30.8356 
Length of Keel83' 0"Imperial Feet25.2984 
Breadth27' 9"Imperial Feet8.2623 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen339 9294Tons BM 


6.5.1784Broadside Weight = 84 Imperial Pound ( 38.094 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1781125Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

5.5.1785 - 19.7.1790CommanderEdward Buller (1764-1824) ADM 6/23/279BWAS-171419.7.1790 - 21.9.1790CommanderThe Hon. Henry Curzon (1765-1846) ADM 6/24/63
Commission confirmed 31.8.1790
ADM 6/24
21.9.1790 - 22.12.1790CommanderJames Hardy ADM 6/24/69ADM 6/245.7.1794CommanderAdrian Renou (d.1805) ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/256.7.1794CommanderJoseph Bingham ADM 6/25/56ADM 6/25

1 Warrant Officer

3.1.1784 - 27.11.1795GunnerJohn RossADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

21.7.1790 - 9.1790MidshipmanThomas Baker (1771-1845)ref:616

Service History

5.1782Began building at Sandgate - Kent BWAS-1714
6.5.1784Completed building at Sandgate - Kent at a cost of £3614.15.7dBWAS-1714
9.5.1784Began fitting for ordinary at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
17.6.1784Completed fitting for ordinary at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £2471.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1785Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
3.6.1785Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £1725.0.0dBWAS-1714
3.5.1786Sailed for Nova ScotiaBWAS-1714
8.1790Paid off and laid up as a receiving ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1714
8.1790Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Hulk
5.1805Sold at PortsmouthBWAS-1714

Notes on Ship

Acting CommanderNBD1849

Henry Curzon brought the Brisk home from North America as acting-commander in 1790.


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ADM 6/24ADM 6/24 Commission and Warrant Book 1789 Sep.-1793  Archive
ADM 6/25ADM 6/25 Commission and Warrant Book 1794-1796 Apr.  Archive
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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