Earnest

4038
Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1804BWAS-1793
Launched1.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardLeith - Edinburghshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Menzies & GoalenBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold2.5.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 11 ⅛"Imperial Feet24.3872 
Length of Keel66' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet20.12 
Breadth22' 8"Imperial Feet6.8072 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen182 2094Tons BM 

Armament


1.1805Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1805 - 10.1805LieutenantAlexander Sinclair (d.1811)BWAS-17931806 - 1814LieutenantRichard TemplarBWAS-17936.1814 - 1815LieutenantJames TaitBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1809Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
2.1809Completed fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
5.1809Took the Privateer Fire Bredre (4) in Wingo Sound
6.1809Took the Privateer Makrel (2) in Wingo Sound
15.6.1811

Took with his yawl , a French Privateer Schuyt of 6 guns and 24 mens who left the vessel and escaped on shore .

BG
7.7.1811Took the Lugger Le Sacripant (5) BG
2.5.1816Sold at Deptford to Mr Beatson for £600, becoming the mercantile EarnestBWAS-1793

 

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