Crocus

3746
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.3.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1807BWAS-1793
Launched10.6.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCrocus ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph Tucker (c.1760-1831)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold31.8.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck92' 1 ½"Imperial Feet28.0543 
Length of Keel73' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet22.2568 
Breadth25' 7"Imperial Feet7.6556 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Forward6' 7"Imperial Feet2.0066 
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen255 6294Tons BM 

Armament


10.6.1808Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.3.180786Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1808 - 10.1809CommanderRobert FowlerBWAS-179310.1809 - 9.11.1809CommanderThe Hon. William WalpoleBWAS-17939.11.1809 - 11.1810CommanderRichard BuckBWAS-179311.1810 - 9.1811CommanderJohn BellamyBWAS-17939.1811 - 19.7.1814CommanderArden Adderley (1783-1864)NBD184919.7.1814 - 11.1814CommanderJohn StoddartBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.1811 - 10.1815LieutenantRichard BartonNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.6.1808Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
18.8.1808Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
19.12.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.9.1812Took the Udema Le Formica (2) off the Barbary Coast
11.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
31.8.1815Sold at Sheerness for £830BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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