Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1811BWAS-1793
First Commissioned7.1812
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam GoodBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1"Imperial Feet30.5054 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 7 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen385 5594Tons BM 


27.5.1812Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers

7.1812 - 7.6.1814CommanderMichael HeadBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 7.1814CommanderHugh PearsonBWAS-17931818 - 7.12.1819CommanderWilliam Walpole (1789-1875)BWAS-179312.1819 - 4.1820CommanderGeorge Cornish GambierBWAS-17934.1820 - 2.1822CommanderPrice Blackwood (1794-1841)TGM

Service History

12.6.1812Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.8.1812Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
28.8.1812Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
21.5.1813Took the Privateer Enterprise (4)
11.1815Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1817Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
1818Recommissioned for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
2.1818Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1818Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1819At Ras al-KhaimahBWAS-1793
2.12.1819Operations at Ras-al-Khaimah
1822In the East IndiesBWAS-1793
28.12.1822Sold at Bombay to James Matheson for 15,100 Rupees, becoming JamesinaBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TGMGentleman's MagazineVariousBook

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