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Cormorant

3702
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1793BWAS-1793
Launched2.1.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class (1793)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1793
Constructor
John RandallBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1755-1802
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Blown Up24.12.1796BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 6"Imperial Feet32.9375 
Length of Keel91' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet27.7559 
Breadth29' 8 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen426 7194Tons BM 

Armament


2.1.1794Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1793125Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
27.1.1794 - 21.10.1794Commander
Joshua MulockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1778-1800
ADM 6/25/8
BWAS-1793
21.10.1794 - 20.4.1796Commander
Joseph BinghamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
ADM 6/25/98
BWAS-1793
4.1796 - 20.4.1796Commander
Francis CollingwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1797
BWAS-1793
4.1796 - 24.12.1796Lieutenant
Thomas GottBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1797
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.3.1794Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
2.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
30.6.1795Took the Privateer
La Ressource République 1795-1795
French Privateer
in the Jamaica Strait

27.11.1795Took the Privateer
Le Petit Créole 1795-1795
French Privateer

19.1.1796Took the Privateer
La Vengeance 1796-1796
French Privateer

3.1796Took the Privateer
L'Alerte (14) 1796-1796
French 14 Gun
Privateer
off San Domingo

21.3.1796Attack on Leogane
24.12.1796Caught fire and blew up at Port-au-PrinceBWAS-1793

 

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