Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench corvette 'L'Aurore' (1799) (16)
First Commissioned3.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck102' 1"Imperial Feet31.1023 
Length of Keel78' 8"Imperial Feet23.7998 
Breadth28' 9"Imperial Feet8.563 
Depth in Hold13' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet3.9688 
Burthen345 8194Tons BM 


3.1803Broadside Weight = 132 Imperial Pound ( 59.862 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
3.180396 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers

3.1803 - 25.9.1806CommanderPhilip Dumaresq (d.1819)BWAS-179323.4.1804 - 1809CommanderWilliam GordonBWAS-179325.9.1806 - 10.1806CommanderPhilip Browne (1772-?)BWAS-179310.1806 - 23.4.1807CommanderEdwin Henry ChamberlayneBWAS-17931809 - 12.3.1810LieutenantCharles Robb (d.1813)BWAS-179312.3.1810 - 7.1810CommanderJames TomkinsonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

15.2.1805 - 10.3.1808LieutenantLeslie BouldersonNBD1849

Service History

6.2.1801Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
3.1803Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
3.1803Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1806At GuernseyBWAS-1793
1807Sailed for the River Plate with a convoyBWAS-1793
7.1810Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
27.4.1813Sold at Deptford for £700BWAS-1793


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