Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig 'Le Curieux' (1800) (16)
First Commissioned5.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardSt Malo - Brittany BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCurieux ClassFWAS1786
Designed by François Timothée Benjamin Pestel (1763-1828)BWAS-1793
Constructor François Timothée Benjamin Pestel (1763-1828)FWAS1786
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck97' 0"Imperial Feet29.5656 
Length of Keel77' 3"Imperial Feet23.4805 
Breadth28' 6"Imperial Feet8.5535 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen329 894Tons BM 


5.1804Broadside Weight = 144 Imperial Pound ( 65.304 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck8 British 6-Pounder

8.2.1805Broadside Weight = 48 French Livre (51.8016 lbs 23.496 kg)W005
Gun Deck16 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

8 Ship Commanders

1.5.1804 - 9.1804Commander Robert Carthew Reynolds (d.1804)BWAS-179311.1804 - 7.1805Commander George Bettesworth (d.1808)BWAS-17937.1805 - 1807Commander James JohnstoneBWAS-17931807 - 3.12.1807Commander John Sherriff (d.1807)BWAS-17933.12.1807 - 2.1808Lieutenant Thomas MuirBWAS-17142.1808 - 1809Commander Thomas Tudor TuckerBWAS-17931809Commander Andrew HodgeBWAS-17931809 - 22.9.1809Lieutenant Henry George Moysey (d.1810)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

7.11.1804 - 14.9.1805Acting Lieutenant John Donaldson Boswall (1790-?)NBD184930.11.1808 - 3.11.1809Lieutenant Provo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD1849

1 Crewman

14.7.1808 - 8.1809Ordinary Seaman William Augustus ArchibaldNBD1849

Service History

5.1804Commissioned in the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1817
15.7.1804Took the Privateer L'Elizabeth (6)
8.2.1805Curieux vs Dame Ernouf
8.2.1805Took the Brig La Dame Ernouf (14) BWAS-1793
7.7.1805Anchored at Plymouth, carrying dispatches from Nelson in the West Indies to the effect that the allies were probably on their return to EuropeTRN5
17.7.1805Began making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1817
17.10.1805Completed making good defects at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1817
25.11.1805Took the Lugger Brilliano (5) 13 leagues West of Cape Selleiro.BG
5.2.1806Took the Lugger Baltidore (6) 24 leagues West of Lisbon.BG
3.3.1807Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1817
3.11.1809Wrecked off GuadeloupeBWAS-1793


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Posted by cy on Thursday 31st of March 2016 08:11

Nope, Allies (French & Spanish) is correct. Although I get the point.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Thursday 31st of March 2016 07:27

The note 1805/7/7 should that not read enemy not allies

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