Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBanterer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck118' 2"Imperial Feet35.9692 
Length of Keel98' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet29.8863 
Breadth32' 0 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen539 5294Tons BM 


2.7.1806Broadside Weight = 201 Imperial Pound ( 91.1535 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck22 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
28.3.1805155Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

7.1806 - 8.1808Captain Francis Mason (1779-?)BWAS-17938.1808 - 17.9.1808Captain William Roberts (d.1811)BWAS-179317.9.1808 - 1812Captain Philip PiponBWAS-17933.1813 - 1815Captain James GreenBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

3.1813 - 1815Rear-Admiral of the White George Johnstone Hope (1767-1818)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

21.3.1812 - 18.5.1812Lieutenant Frank CutlerNBD1849

2 Petty Officers

3.1808 - 2.1809Midshipman George Henry Ayton (d.1865)NBD18491812 - 21.3.1812Master's Mate Frank CutlerNBD1849

Service History

27.7.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.10.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.10.1806Sailed for the River PlateBWAS-1793
23.4.1807Upon the Danish coast, the boats of the Daphne, 20, Captain Francis Mason, and Tartarus (18) , 18, Lieutenant William Russell (actg. Com.), were sent in, in tow of the Forward (12) , 12, Lieutenant David Sheils, to destroy a convoy which was assembling at Fladstrand for the purpose of carrying stores and provisions to Norway. All the laden vessels of the convoy, ten in number, were carried off from under the guns of a Danish fort, with a loss of only 5 wounded.BWAS-1793
11.8.1808Took the Sloop Acertif (18) in the Baltic
1813In the BalticBWAS-1793
15.2.1816Sold at Deptford for £2,300BWAS-1793


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