Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFremington - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSeagull ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRichard ThorneBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Burnt to avoid capture31.1.1808BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 0 ½"Imperial Feet28.3591 
Length of Keel76' 1 ⅞"Imperial Feet23.187 
Breadth26' 6"Imperial Feet7.9502 
Depth in Hold12' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet3.664 
Draught Forward7' 11"Imperial Feet2.159 
Draught Aft9' 1"Imperial Feet2.7686 
Burthen284 4494Tons BM 


6.1806Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

6.1806Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.180595Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer

7.1806 - 31.1.1808CommanderPhillips Cosby Handfield (d.1808)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

9.1.1808 - 31.1.1808Acting LieutenantAlexander Bissett (d.1848)NBD1849

Service History

27.7.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.10.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
31.1.1808Grounded of Reggio di Calabra and burnt to avoid capture after being subjected to shore bombardmentBWAS-1793


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