Cherub

3593
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.11.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1806BWAS-1793
Launched27.12.1806BWAS-1793
First Commissioned4.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold13.1.1820BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 9 ½"Imperial Feet27.4447 
Breadth29' 7 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 10"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen423 7994Tons BM 

Armament


27.12.1806Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1807 - 1809Commander George RavenshawBWAS-17931809 - 1.8.1811Commander Thomas Tudor TuckerBWAS-17931.8.1811 - 1815Captain Thomas Tudor TuckerBWAS-17938.1816 - 10.1817Captain William FisherBWAS-179310.1817 - 1819Captain George Wickins Willes (1785-1846)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.6.1815 - 1815Lieutenant George BarkerNBD184928.8.1816 - 12.1818Lieutenant John Robert BensonNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1807 - 11.1808Midshipman Edward Parker Bedwell (d.1856)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
13.1.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
14.6.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
29.2.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
16.6.1809Took the Frigate La Félicité (32) in the Caribbean (en-Flute)E-WIKI
8.1811Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
28.3.1814Took the Frigate Essex (32) at Valparaiso
8.1816Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1816Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
13.1.1820Sold to Mr. Holmes for £940BWAS-1793

 

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