Nominal Guns16BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1781BWAS-1714
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1714
ShipyardLadd's Shipbuilders - Dover BWAS-1714
Ship ClassZebra ClassBWAS-1714
Designed by Edward Hunt (d.bef.1740)BWAS-1714
Constructor Henry Ladd (d.1790)BWAS-1714
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1714
BecomesFrench bomb vessel 'Le Bulldog' (1801) (8)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck98' 1"Imperial Feet29.8736 
Length of Keel80' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet24.4031 
Breadth27' 3 ½"Imperial Feet8.2423 
Depth in Hold13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9963 
Burthen317 3894Tons BM 


10.11.1782Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

9.1798Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.8.177916Design Complement

14 Ship Commanders

15.11.1782 - 18.1.1783Commander John Wright ADM 6/22/540BWAS-171422.1.1783 - 1785Commander Edward Marsh ADM 6/23/13BWAS-17141786 - 8.1786Commander Robert Causzor (d.1798)BWAS-17148.6.1787 - 2.12.1789Commander Robert Devereux Fancourt (c.1742-1826) ADM 6/23/398BWAS-17142.12.1789 - 18.11.1790Commander Thomas Peyton ADM 6/24/86
Confirmed 6.11.1790
18.11.1790 - 9.6.1792Commander William Swaffield (d.1796) ADM 6/24/87BWAS-17149.6.1792 - 30.7.1793Commander George Johnstone Hope (1767-1818) ADM 6/24/167BWAS-171430.7.1793 - 13.5.1794Commander Edward Browne ADM 6/25/67
Confirmed 28.7.1794
13.5.1794 - 1.1796Commander Charles Sydney Davers ADM 6/25/85
Confirmed 12.9.1794
1.1796 - 5.1796Lieutenant Henry George FownesBWAS-17145.1796 - 6.1796Commander George Frederick Ryves (1758-1826)BWAS-171428.6.1796 - 10.1797Commander John DickBWAS-171429.5.1798 - 1799CommanderSir Adam Drummond (d.1849)BWAS-17141799 - 27.2.1801Commander Barrington Dacres (d.1806)BWAS-1714

2 Crewmen

25.6.1792 - 5.8.1793Captain's Servant Philip Bowes Vere Broke (1776-1841)ref:61617.3.1799 - 14.1.1800Supernumerary George Bowen (d.1872)BWAS-1714

Service History

24.12.1782Began coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
1783In the St LawrenceBWAS-1714
27.2.1783Completed coppering and fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £4167.4.1dBWAS-1714
27.7.1784Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1714
8.1786Paid offBWAS-1714
2.1787Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
7.1787Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £6381.0.0dBWAS-1714
5.5.1788Sailed to the Cape Verde IslandsBWAS-1714
11.1788fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £1102.0.0dBWAS-1714
20.11.1788Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
12.1791Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1792small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5308.0.0dBWAS-1714
6.8.1792Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
1794In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1714
26.4.1796Capture of St LuciaBWAS-1714
26.4.1796Capture of St Lucia
10.1797Paid offBWAS-1714
3.1798Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1714
4.1798Completed fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £5907.0.0dBWAS-1714
4.1798Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1714
5.1798Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3700.0.0dBWAS-1714
9.1798Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
10.1798Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1714
28.11.1798Took the Sloop San Leon (16) on the Lisbon Station
2.1799Bombardment of AlexandriaBWAS-1714
27.2.1801Taken by the French at Ancona


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