Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1811BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas DiddamsBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.1822BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1"Imperial Feet30.5054 
Length of Keel77' 3 ⅝"Imperial Feet23.4855 
Breadth30' 6 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen383 5194Tons BM 


8.7.1812Broadside 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

6 Commanding Officers

14.7.1812 - 12.8.1812CommanderBuckland Stirling Bluett (d.1845)NBD184912.8.1812 - 4.12.1813CommanderJohn Bedford (d.1814)BWAS-17936.12.1813 - 10.1815CommanderJohn Brand UmfrevilleBWAS-179310.1815 - 9.1816CommanderRichard WalesBWAS-17939.1816 - 1.1817LieutenantSir Edward William Corry Astley (1788-1842)BWAS-17931.1817 - 1818CommanderAmos Freeman WestroppBWAS-1793

Service History

9.7.1812Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
22.8.1812Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
29.9.1812Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
3.11.1812Took the Privateer Snapper (10)
15.9.1814Attack on Fort Bowyer
7.3.1822Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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