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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1803BWAS-1793
Launched26.5.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardFalmouth - Cornwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRichard SymonsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold9.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen382 4194Tons BM 

Armament


26.5.1804Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1804 - 25.9.1806CommanderEdward Hawkins (d.1839)BWAS-179325.9.1806 - 1807CaptainEdward Hawkins (d.1839)BWAS-17931807 - 21.10.1810CommanderJames Lillicrap (1770-1851)BWAS-179321.10.1810 - 9.1811CommanderSir James AberdourBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1805 - 19.12.1807Acting LieutenantJustinian Barrell (d.1869)NBD184919.12.1807 - 8.1811LieutenantJustinian Barrell (d.1869)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.6.1804Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
20.8.1804Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
27.9.1806Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Le President (40) in the Atlantic
29.2.1808Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
2.10.1808Took the Privateer La Dorade (4)
9.1811Paid off and broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


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

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