Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert NelsonBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.4479 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward8' 2"Imperial Feet2.4892 
Draught Aft11' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.3655 
Burthen422 6194Tons BM 


20.12.1808Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
20.12.1808121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers

7.1809 - 1.1810CommanderJosiah Wittman (d.1810)BWAS-17932.5.1810 - 1815CommanderSir Daniel BarberBWAS-179311.1818 - 11.1820CaptainValentine Gardner (d.1820)BWAS-179328.11.1820 - 6.1821CommanderJohn Norman Campbell (d.1849)BWAS-17934.6.1821 - 1823CaptainGeorge Cornish GambierBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

9.2.1815 - 7.1815LieutenantRichard Bayley BowdenNBD184920.11.1818 - 11.5.1820LieutenantGeorge Baker (1797-1861)NBD1849

Service History

20.12.1808Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
14.8.1809Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
15.6.1810Sailed with a convoy for ArchangelBWAS-1793
1812Irish StationBWAS-1793
1813Irish StationBWAS-1793
1814Newfoundland StationBWAS-1793
12.1815In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
6.1818Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1819Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1823Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
27.1.1825Sold to Thomas Smith for £2,330BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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