Cephalus

3528
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.1.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1806BWAS-1793
Launched10.1.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardYarmouth IOW - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Custance & StoneBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Last known17.3.1830BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen382 4194Tons BM 

Armament


10.1.1807Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1807 - 13.10.1807CommanderCharles Sibthorp John HawtayneBWAS-179322.12.1807 - 16.2.1808CommanderAbel FerrisNAO7.1.1808 - 12.2.1811CommanderEdward Harvey (1783-1865)BWAS-179312.2.1811 - 7.1812CommanderSir Augustus William James CliffordBWAS-17937.1812 - 7.6.1814CommanderEdward FlinBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 19.7.1814CommanderHenry EltonBWAS-179319.7.1814 - 24.9.1815CommanderJohn Furneaux (1793-1865)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
27.2.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
23.7.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.9.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.1.1810Took the Privateer Le Scipion (4) in the Mediterranean
4.7.1811Action on the Tuscan coast
21.7.1811Action of 1811-07-21
22.2.1813Took the Privateer La Diligente (8) in the Mediterranean
10.6.1813Took the Privateer Le Jeune Thetis (10) off Minorca
2.7.1813Took the Privateer Le Petit Chasseur (3) off Sardinia
25.7.1813Took the Privateer Xebec L'Ecureuil (1) off Cagliari after a cruise of 40 days without prizesBG
11.9.1815Arrived at Plymouth to pay offBWAS-1793
13.3.1830Breaking up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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