Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer corvette 'La Confiance' (1796) (22)
ShipyardBordeaux - Gascony BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck117' 0"Imperial Feet35.6616 
Length of Keel94' 8 ½"Imperial Feet28.6639 
Breadth31' 2 ⅞"Imperial Feet9.471 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen491 5994Tons BM 


6.1805Broadside Weight = 204 Imperial Pound ( 92.514 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck22 British 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1805140 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

21.6.1805 - 19.12.1807CommanderJames Lucas Yeo (d.1818)BWAS-179319.12.1807 - 1810CaptainJames Lucas Yeo (d.1818)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

3.1807 - 29.7.1807Acting LieutenantJames Primrose BlennerhassettNBD184929.7.1807 - 20.10.1807LieutenantJames Primrose BlennerhassettNBD1849

Service History

19.6.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
14.3.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1807Refitted as a 22 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
16.1.1808Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
13.2.1808Her boats took a French gunboat off the TagusBWAS-1793
8.12.1808Capture of Oyepok, Appruagoc & Cayenne
22.12.1810Sold at WoolwichBWAS-1793


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

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Friday 18th of May 2012 07:16

Feb 1808 off the Tagus, Portugal

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