Cordelia

3698
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.12.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1808BWAS-1793
Launched26.7.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardUpnor - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Last known12.12.1833BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 3"Imperial Feet27.5082 
Length of Keel73' 90 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft9' 1"Imperial Feet2.7686 
Burthen238 7794Tons BM 

Armament


26.7.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1808 - 4.12.1813CommanderThomas Fortescue Kennedy (1774-1846)BWAS-17934.12.1813 - 5.1814CommanderHenry Tillieux FraserBWAS-17935.1814 - 9.1816CommanderWilliam SargentBWAS-17939.1816 - 10.1816CommanderWilliam PophamBWAS-179311.1827 - 8.1828CommanderGeorge William St John MildmayBWAS-17938.1828 - 1829CommanderCourtenay Edmund William Boyle (1800-?)BWAS-17933.1830 - 28.6.1833CommanderCharles HothamBWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1809 - 3.1809MidshipmanThomas BurnhamNBD18497.1814 - 6.1817Master's MateAlexander Bridport BecherNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
26.7.1808Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1808Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
17.11.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
27.8.1816Bombardment of Algiers
10.1816Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
4.1820Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham
10.1821Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
10.1821Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham
11.1826Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham
4.1827Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham
11.1827RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1829Paid offBWAS-1793
12.12.1833Sold at Chatham to Mr. Nixon for £710BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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