Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBold - Modified Confounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Robert DavyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
BecomesBritish brig 'Clinker' (1831) (12)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 3 ½"Imperial Feet25.6159 
Length of Keel69' 10 ½"Imperial Feet21.0439 
Breadth22' 2 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold10' 11"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Burthen183 2994Tons BM 


15.7.1813Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
181160Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

10.1813 - 1817Commander Joseph TullidgeBWAS-179311.1819 - 7.1821Lieutenant Nathaniel MartinBWAS-17937.1821 - 5.1825Lieutenant John EagerBWAS-17935.1825 - 11.1826Lieutenant Allan Francis GardinerBWAS-179311.1826 - 1830Lieutenant George William Matson (1794-1857)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

23.2.1815 - 5.12.1815Lieutenant Jonathon Butcher (1789-?)NBD1849

Service History

1.1813Began building at Topsham - Devon BWAS-1793
13.7.1813Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
15.7.1813Completed building at Topsham - Devon at a cost of £3411.0.0dBWAS-1793
19.2.1814Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1817At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1819Recommissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
11.1826for the African coastBWAS-1793
9.1830Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1831Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793


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