Comet

3652
Nominal Guns18B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1806BWAS-1793
Launched25.4.1807B028
First Commissioned1.1808B028
How acquiredPurpose builtB028
ShipyardBideford - Devon B028
Ship ClassThais ClassB028
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJames TaylorB028
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeFireship B028
Sold12.10.1815B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck109' 0"Imperial Feet33.2232 
Length of Keel90' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth29' 5 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen427Tons BM 

Armament


25.4.1807Broadside Weight = 273 Imperial Pound ( 123.8055 kg)BWAS-1714
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1808121EstablishmentBWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1808 - 9.1808CommanderCuthbert DalyBWAS-17939.1808 - 1811CommanderRichard Henry MuddleBWAS-17931811 - 10.2.1812CommanderWilliam ShepheardBWAS-179310.2.1812 - 12.1814CaptainGeorge William BlameyBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1.1812 - 1.1815LieutenantEdward Andrews (1782-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
27.5.1807Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
1.1808Commissioned as a sloop for the ChannelBWAS-1793
21.4.1808Completed fittingBWAS-1793
22.6.1808Landing party including men from the Cossack (22) destroyed forts at Santander
22.6.1808Attack at Santander
11.8.1808Took the Sylphide (16) in the Bay of Biscay
18.8.1808Took the Brig-Corvette La Sylphe (16) off Martinique
17.4.1809Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
1810Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
10.2.1812Reclassified as a Sixth-RateBWAS-1793
25.5.1812Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
23.4.1813Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
12.1814Paid off into Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
12.10.1815Sold at Sheerness for £1,400, became the mercantile Alexander

 

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