Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBermuda - North Atlantic Ocean BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDasher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by GoodrichBWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn OuterbridgeBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.1838BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck107' 0"Imperial Feet32.6136 
Length of Keel86' 10"Imperial Feet26.2128 
Breadth29' 6"Imperial Feet8.8561 
Depth in Hold9' 9"Imperial Feet2.9718 
Burthen401 8394Tons BM 


1797Broadside Weight = 201 Imperial Pound ( 91.1535 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
18.1.179680Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

9.1796 - 8.1798CommanderJohn SeaterBWAS-179312.7.1798 - 10.1801CommanderGeorge Tobin (1768-1838)BWAS-179311.1802 - 9.1804CommanderJohn Delafons (d.1804)BWAS-179320.3.1805 - 31.10.1805CommanderCharles DilkesBWAS-179331.10.1805 - 5.9.1806CommanderWilliam Augustus MontaguBWAS-17935.9.1806 - 4.1808CommanderEdward Thomas Troubridge (1787-1852)BWAS-179315.4.1808 - 14.8.1808CommanderMichael de Courcy (d.1813)BWAS-179314.8.1808 - 1811CommanderRobert Worgan George FestingBWAS-17931811 - 28.11.1811LieutenantBenedictus Marward Kelly (1790-?)BWAS-179328.11.1811 - 2.1812CommanderBenedictus Marward Kelly (1790-?)BWAS-17936.1812 - 5.1816CommanderWilliam Wilmot HendersonBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

6.5.1801 - 18.6.1801LieutenantFrederick Bedford (1779-?)BWAS-179317.11.1802 - 10.5.1803LieutenantThomas Edward Symonds (1781-1868)NBD184911.8.1813 - 11.1814LieutenantEdward Brown Addis (1790-1866)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1807Master's MateEdward Hollingworth Delafosse (1788-?)NBD1849

Service History

9.1796Commissioned at HalifaxBWAS-1793
29.8.1799Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
10.1801Paid offBWAS-1793
11.1802Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.5.1803Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
16.2.1812Took the Privateer La Confiance (14) on the Irish Station
10.1812Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1.1813Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.1813Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.1816Paid offBWAS-1793
3.1820Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
11.1820Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
6.1826Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.1826Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1834At WoolwichBWAS-1793
3.1838Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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Posted by Margaret Mackintosh on Friday 9th of October 2015 19:21

In 1827/8 my 3x great grandfather Snelling John Powell was a guard on the 'prison/convict ship Dasher' at Woolwich, recorded on the baptism certificates of his son Henry Thornton Powell (1827) and daughter Lucy Jane Powell (1828)

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