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 Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1798/02 - 1800CommanderCharles WollastonBWAS-17931801/01 - 1801/04/02CommanderJames BrisbaneBWAS-17931801/04/03 - 1806/01/22CommanderJohn HancockBWAS-17931806/01/22 - 1808CommanderPringle StoddartBWAS-17931808 - 1808/03/26CommanderGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-17931808/03/26 - 1808/07CaptainGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-17931808/07 - 1808/11/26LieutenantThomas WellsBWAS-17931808/11/26 - 1813/11CommanderThomas Richard TokerBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers

1804/04/10 - 1804/05/01Acting LieutenantHopewell Hayward BuddNBD18491804/05/01 - 1804/08LieutenantHopewell Hayward BuddNBD18491806/03 - 1807/08/23LieutenantJames Woodfordref:10081807/09/14 - 1812/03/13LieutenantJohn AllenNBD1849

Petty Officers

1802/03 - 1805MidshipmanRobert Ball BoardmanNBD1849


1801/03/02 - 1801/051st Class VolunteerEdward Hollingworth DelafosseNBD1849

Service History

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 (8)
1798/05/19Took the Privateer Le Chasseur (4)
1799/05/21Took the Privateer Deux Frères (14)
1800/02/23Took the Privateer Cutter Le Persévérant (14) BG
1800/03/25Took the Privateer Filibustier (14)
1801/04/02Battle of Copenhagen
1803/06/14Action of 1803-06-14
1804/03/08In company with Rattler (16) , her boats cut out and burnt Le Colombe (4) at SluysBWAS-1793
1804/05/16Attack on Ver Huell's squadron
1804/11/18Took the Privateer Le Contre-Amiral Magon (17) In the North Sea
1805/11/13Took the Privateer Lugger Le Vengeur (14) BG
1807/01/06Took the Privateer Brig L'Iéna (16)
1807/01/26Took the Privateer Brave (16)
1809/05/31Took the Unrated Christianborg (6) 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
ref:1008 The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure vol. VIIIJ HintonPeriodical
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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