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Cormorant

3703
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Previously
French corvette 'L'Etna' (1795) (16) 1795-1796
French 16 Gun
Unrated Corvette
Named27.12.1796BWAS-1793
Captured13.11.1796BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1797BWAS-1793
ShipyardHonfleur - Normandy E-WIKI
Ship ClassEtna Class
Designed by
Pierre-Alexander ForfaitFrench
Designer
Ship Builder
Administrator
Service 1778-1805
E-WIKI
Constructor
Andre-François NormandFrench
Ship Builder
E-WIKI
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Wrecked20.5.1800BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck119' 4"Imperial Feet36.2765 
Length of Keel98' 2 ½"Imperial Feet29.8831 
Breadth32' 10 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold14' 9 ½"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen564 4094Tons BM 

Armament


27.12.1796Broadside Weight = 113 Imperial Pound ( 51.2455 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck18 British 9-Pounder

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 1.1798Captain
John Clarke SearleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1811
BWAS-1793
1.1798 - 9.1799Captain
Mark Robert KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1837
BWAS-1793
9.1799 - 20.5.1800Captain
The Hon. Courtnay BoyleBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1831
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1799Lieutenant
William WooldridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1815
TNC

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
30.9.1799 - 17.11.1800Master
William MowbrayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1806
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
20.5.1800 - 1800Midshipman
Richard Israel AlleynBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1835
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
16.11.1796Arrived at Portsmouth
1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
25.7.1797Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £6838.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1.1799Took the Packet
Valiente 1799-1799
Spanish Unrated Packet
off Malaga

19.3.1799Took the Brig
Vincejo (18) 1799-1799
Spanish 18 Gun
Unrated Brig

27.10.1799Took the Privateer
Le Tartare 1799-1799
French Privateer

18.1.1800Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
24.2.1800Took the Privateer
Batador (14) 1800-1800
Spanish 14 Gun
Privateer

20.5.1800Wrecked off Damietta in the Egyption coastNBD1849

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 17th of December 2017 08:52

Circa Feb 1800 Lieut. Norman, late of the Cormorant20 Captain Courtnay Boyle, is appointed to the Arethusa38.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 31st of December 2016 16:39

10 Apr 1800 The corpse of Mr. Leddy, Surgeon's Mate of the Cormorant, who was drowned on Christmas Eve, at Portsmouth, was found in the harbour on the 10th instant. An inquest was held on the body, by Stephen Barney, Esq., Coroner for that Borough, and a verdict of accidental death returned


Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 28th of August 2012 20:28

crew saved [ex French French Etna 18 13/11/96] ref Colledge

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