Cygnet

3788
Nominal Guns16
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802
Keel Laid Down2.1803
Launched6.9.1804
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardYarmouth IOW - Isle of Wight
Ship ClassMerlin Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
Constructor Palmer
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked7.3.1815

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 7"Imperial Feet26.543 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Forward7' 1 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Draught Aft10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen365 3294Tons BM 

Armament


6.9.1804Broadside Weight = 304 Imperial Pound ( 137.864 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.1.1795121Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1804 - 22.1.1806CommanderDonald M'LeodBWAS-179322.1.1806 - 16.8.1806CommanderRobert Bell CampbellBWAS-179310.1806 - 1.1808CommanderWilliam MaudeBWAS-17931.1808 - 7.1810CommanderEdward DixBWAS-17937.1810 - 10.1810CommanderThomas Donnithorne (d.1810)BWAS-179310.1810 - 1.1812CommanderAndrew HodgeBWAS-17931.1812 - 7.3.1815CommanderRobert RussellBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.11.1812 - 8.3.1815First LieutenantWilliam Edward Hughes Allen (1787-1856)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
19.3.1805 - 18051st Class VolunteerWilliam BarryNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
25.9.1804Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
19.11.1804Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
24.5.1806Took the Schooner L'Impériale (3) off Dominica
27.7.1808Took the Privateer Christiana (14)
4.10.1808Took the Privateer Giengielderen (4)
14.10.1808Went ashore near St Abb's HeadBWAS-1793
16.10.1808RefloatedBWAS-1793
22.3.1809Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
17.3.1813Sailed with a convoy for QuebecBWAS-1793
8.3.1815Wrecked off the mouth of the Courantine RiverNBD1849

 

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