Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 8"Imperial Feet2.032 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen385 8594Tons BM 


16.7.1806Broadside 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 Ship Commanders

8.1806 - 20.4.1808Commander James BradshawBWAS-179321.10.1806 - 6.1811Commander William ShepheardBWAS-179320.4.1808 - 3.1810Commander George HillsBWAS-17937.1810 - 21.10.1810Commander James CollinsBWAS-17936.1811 - 11.1811Lieutenant George Augustus WestphallBWAS-179311.1811 - 1815Commander Richard Henry MuddleBWAS-17931823 - 25.1.1824Commander Charles Abbot (1798-1867)BWAS-1793

Service History

19.7.1806Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.9.1806Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.4.1807Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
3.1810Paid offBWAS-1793
18.9.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.1818Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1820Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1823Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1823Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
25.1.1824Wrecked on Sapienze Island, GreeceBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 26th of February 2018 16:17

16 March 1814 Columbine was in the Demerara River when Muddle awarded W. Hill, master of the ship Liverpool a letter of approbation and a pendant to fly from her mast. Liverpool had repulsed an attack by the notorious, and usually more successful, American privateer Snap Dragon in a five-hour action. The pendant was a signal to all British warships to respect Liverpool's crew, i.e., not to press them

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