Britomart

3427
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.12.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1808BWAS-1793
Launched28.7.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee Class
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn DudmanBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold3.2.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 3"Imperial Feet27.5082 
Length of Keel73' 10 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.2663 
Breadth24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 4"Imperial Feet1.9304 
Draught Aft9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Burthen239 1194Tons BM 

Armament


28.7.1808Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1808 - 12.1813CommanderWilliam Buckley HuntBWAS-179312.1813 - 10.1816CommanderRobert Riddell (1782-1860)BWAS-179310.1816 - 11.1816CommanderConstantine Richard Moorsom (1792-1861)BWAS-179311.1816 - 1817CommanderGeorge James PercevalBWAS-17931818CommanderBarnard YeomanBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
27.9.1808 - 14.2.1810LieutenantGeorge Brooks (d.1856)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
11.9.1808Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
16.7.1812Took the Privateer L'Éole (5) in the North Sea
27.8.1816Bombardment of Algiers
28.7.1818Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard BWAS-1793
3.2.1819Sold at Plymouth to G. Bailey for £900BWAS-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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