Curlew

3774
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased6.1803BWAS-1793
First Commissioned8.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardSouth Shields - Durham - River Tyne BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold25.6.1810BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck98' 7"Imperial Feet29.8926 
Length of Keel75 7 ½"Imperial Feet0.0127 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen350Tons BM 

Armament


8.1803Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck6 British 24-Pounder (Gover)
Upper Gun Deck8 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1803100 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1803 - 1805CommanderJames Murray NortheyBWAS-179311.1806 - 11.1807CommanderThomas Young (1784-1831)BWAS-179313.10.1807 - 1808CommanderAbraham Lowe (1771-?)BWAS-17933.1809 - 1810CommanderJohn TancockBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.8.1803 - 12.11.1804LieutenantWilliam Borough (1781-1852)NBD18491.6.1809 - 30.4.1810LieutenantAlexander BrodieNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1803 - 8.3.1809MidshipmanGeorge Hubert Rye (1782-1854)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
20.7.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
27.9.1803Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1805Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
10.1806Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
9.1807Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
6.1808Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
4.1809Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
25.6.1810Sold at SheernessBWAS-1793


Notes on Ship


OriginBWAS-1793
Mercantile Leander built at South Shields in 1801

 

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