Nominal Guns16SNL1799
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1797SNL1799
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksSNL1799
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk SNL1799
Ship ClassCruizer ClassSNL1799
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)SNL1799
ConstructorStephen TeagueSNL1799
Ship TypeSloop SNL1799
Sailing RigBrigSNL1799
Sold for Break Up3.2.1819SNL1799


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 


20.12.1797Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

2.1798 - 1800CommanderCharles Wollaston (1777-1845)BWAS-17931.1801 - 2.4.1801CommanderJames Brisbane (1774-1826)BWAS-17933.4.1801 - 22.1.1806CommanderJohn HancockBWAS-179322.1.1806 - 1808CommanderPringle Stoddart (1768-1848)BWAS-17931808 - 26.3.1808CommanderGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-179326.3.1808 - 7.1808CaptainGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-17937.1808 - 26.11.1808LieutenantThomas Wells (d.1825)BWAS-179326.11.1808 - 11.1813CommanderThomas Richard TokerBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers

10.4.1804 - 1.5.1804Acting LieutenantHopewell Hayward BuddNBD18491.5.1804 - 8.1804LieutenantHopewell Hayward BuddNBD18493.1806 - 23.8.1807LieutenantJames Woodford (d.1807)ref:100814.9.1807 - 13.3.1812LieutenantJohn Allen (1789-1857)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

3.1802 - 1805MidshipmanRobert Ball BoardmanNBD1849

1 Crewman

2.3.1801 - 5.18011st Class VolunteerEdward Hollingworth Delafosse (1788-?)NBD1849

Service History


2.1797Began building at Ipswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
20.12.1797Completed building at Ipswich - Suffolk at a cost of £4588.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1.1798Began fitting at Chatham - Kent BWAS-1793
16.3.1798Completed fitting at Chatham - Kent at a cost of £3362.0.0dBWAS-1793
27.4.1798Took the Lugger Le Jupiter (8)
19.5.1798Took the Privateer Le Chasseur (4)
21.5.1799Took the Privateer Deux Frères (14)
23.2.1800Took the Cutter Le Persévérant (14) BG
25.3.1800Took the Privateer Filibustier (14)
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
14.6.1803Action of 1803-06-14
8.3.1804In company with Rattler (16) , her boats cut out and burnt Le Colombe (4) at SluysBWAS-1793
16.5.1804Attack on Ver Huell's squadron
18.11.1804Took the Privateer Le Contre-Amiral Magon (17) In the North Sea
13.11.1805Took the Lugger Le Vengeur (14) BG
6.1.1807Took the Brig L'Iéna (16)
26.1.1807Took the Privateer Brave (16)
31.5.1809Took the Unrated Christianborg (6) off Bornholm
3.2.1819Sold at Sheerness to Job Cockshot for £960 to be broken upBWAS-1793


SNL1799Steele's Navy List October 1799SteeleBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:1008The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure vol. VIIIJ HintonPeriodical
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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