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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Purchased5.2.1801BWAS-1793
ShipyardNewcastle upon Tyne - Northumberland - River Tyne BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold16.4.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Length of Keel80' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet24.4031 
Breadth29' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Burthen361 2394Tons BM 

Armament


2.1801Broadside Weight = 186 Imperial Pound ( 84.351 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
2.179875 BWAS-1793

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
2.1801 - 29.4.1802Commander
Richard JonesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1812
BWAS-1793
29.4.1802 - 1805Commander
Alexander Robert KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1815
BWAS-1793
1805 - 7.1805Commander
Joseph BrodieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1805
BWAS-1793
8.4.1805 - 8.1805Commander
Brian HodgsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
BWAS-1793
8.1805 - 1808Commander
Thomas Holmes TidyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1808
BWAS-1793
10.6.1808 - 27.8.1808Commander
John M'KerlieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1837
NAO
3.1809 - 10.1809Commander
Robert SmithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1809
BWAS-1793
10.1809 - 1.1810Commander
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
BWAS-1793
1.1810 - 1812Commander
Abraham LoweBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1818
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1804 - 11.1805Acting Lieutenant
Thomas BevisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1829
NBD1849
16.8.1811 - 28.3.1812Lieutenant
Thomas BushbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-9999
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1801 - 1801Midshipman
Charles BealesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.2.1801Mercantile Union, purchased from Randall & CoBWAS-1793
2.3.1801Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
16.3.1801Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
4.1808Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.1808Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.4.1811Took the Row Boat
Unknown Danish Privateer 1811-1811
Danish Privateer Row Boat
BG
1812In Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
16.4.1812Sold at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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