Nominal Guns16B083
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1797/02B083
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksB083
ShipyardIpswich B083
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam RuleB083
ConstructorStephen TeagueB083
Ship TypeBrig-Sloop
Sold for Break Up1819/02/03B083


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48
Length of Keel77' 3"Imperial Feet23.4805
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286
Draught Aft11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036
Burthen384 3194Tons BM


1797/12/20Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg) BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement 


1798/021800CommanderCharles WollastonBWAS-1793
1801/011801/04/02CommanderJames BrisbaneBWAS-1793
1801/04/031806/01/22CommanderJohn HancockBWAS-1793
1806/01/221808CommanderPringle StoddartBWAS-1793
18081808/03/26CommanderGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-1793
1808/03/261808/07CaptainGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-1793
1808/071808/11/26LieutenantThomas WellsBWAS-1793
1808/11/261813/11CommanderThomas Richard TokerBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers

1804/04/101804/05/01Acting LieutenantHopewell Hayward BuddNBD1849
1804/05/011804/08LieutenantHopewell Hayward BuddNBD1849
1807/09/141812/03/13LieutenantJohn AllenNBD1849

Petty Officers

1802/031805MidshipmanRobert Ball BoardmanNBD1849


1801/03/021801/051st Class VolunteerEdward Hollingworth DelafosseNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1797/02Began building at Ipswich BWAS-1793
1797/12/20Completed building at Ipswich at a cost of £4588.0.0dBWAS-1793
1798/01/01Began fitting at Chatham BWAS-1793
1798/03/16Completed fitting at Chatham at a cost of £3362.0.0dBWAS-1793
1798/04/27Took the Privateer Lugger Le Jupiter  
1798/05/19Took the Privateer Le Chasseur  
1799/05/21Took the Privateer Deux Frères  
1800/02/23Took the Privateer Cutter Le Persévérant BG
1800/03/25Took the Privateer Filibustier  
1801/04/02Battle of Copenhagen 
1803/06/14Action of 1803-06-14 
1804/03/08In company with Rattler , her boats cut out and burnt Le Colombe at SluysBWAS-1793
1804/05/16Attack on Ver Huell's squadron 
1804/11/18Took the Privateer Le Contre-Amiral Magon In the North Sea 
1805/11/13Took the Privateer Lugger Le Vengeur BG
1807/01/06Took the Privateer Brig L'Iéna  
1807/01/26Took the Privateer Brave  
1809/05/31Took the Unrated Christianborg off Bornholm 
1819/02/03Sold at Sheerness to Job Cockshot for £960 to be broken upBWAS-1793


B083 Steele's Navy List October 1799SteeleBook
BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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