Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardHowden Pans - Newcastle upon Tyne - River Tyne BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 9"Imperial Feet30.7086 
Length of Keel81' 0"Imperial Feet24.6888 
Breadth27' 7"Imperial Feet8.255 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen327 7694Tons BM 


6.1804Broadside Weight = 135 Imperial Pound ( 61.2225 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.180470 BWAS-1793

5 Commanding Officers

6.1804 - 1806CommanderJames StewartBWAS-17931806 - 11.1806CommanderJohn PhillimoreBWAS-179311.1806 - 1808CommanderWilliam HughesBWAS-17931813 - 1814MasterWilliam KirbyBWAS-17931815MasterThomas HodgsonBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer

7.1810 - 5.1811MidshipmanJosiah OakeNBD1849

Service History

26.5.1804Began fitting at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
8.6.1804Completed fitting at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
3.1807Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
10.1808Began fitted as a storeship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.1809Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Storeship
7.1809Completed fitted as a storeship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1813Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
1814Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
4.12.1817Sold at Chatham for £1,450BWAS-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 AvM on Thursday 20th of July 2017 21:22

Papers Respecting The Navy, Presented In Pursuance Of Addresses of the House of Lords to His Majesty.
Navy Office, 18th March 1805

Cormorant was purchased form Thomas Henry
as Blenheim was 1 year old and has 328bm
was purchased for £5,200
moreover £3,714 were spent to fitting the ship at King'S Yard.

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