Eclipse

4049
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1806BWAS-1793
Launched4.8.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold31.8.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 2 ⅞"Imperial Feet23.4918 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen384 2694Tons BM 

Armament


4.8.1807Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1807 - 12.1807CommanderJohn DouglasBWAS-179312.1807 - 1809CommanderGeorge Adey Creyke (d.1811)BWAS-17931810 - 12.1810CommanderGeorge HendersonBWAS-179312.1810 - 18.4.1811LieutenantHenry LynneBWAS-179318.4.1811 - 1814CommanderHenry LynneBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1813MidshipmanJohn Bulley (1797-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource

12.8.1807Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
24.12.1807Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1.2.1808Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
3.3.1809Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
16.6.1810Sailed with a convoy for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
12.2.1811Capture of Tamatave
6.2.1813Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
31.8.1815Sold at Woolwich for £1,400. Subsequently used as a merchantman.BWAS-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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