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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Randall (1755-1802)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.1.1794 - 21.10.1794CommanderJoshua Mulock (d.1805) ADM 6/25/8BWAS-179321.10.1794 - 20.4.1796CommanderJoseph Bingham ADM 6/25/98BWAS-17934.1796 - 20.4.1796CommanderFrancis Collingwood (1745-1799)BWAS-17934.1796 - 24.12.1796LieutenantThomas Gott (d.1796)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 in the Jamaica Strait
27.11.1795Took the Privateer Le Petit Créole
19.1.1796Took the Privateer La Vengeance
3.1796Took the Privateer L'Alerte (14) off San Domingo
21.3.1796Attack on Leogane
24.12.1796Caught fire and blew up at Port-au-PrinceBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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