Elk

4078
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered22.5.1804BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1804BWAS-1793
Launched22.8.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up10.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1"Imperial Feet30.5054 
Length of Keel77' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen382 9094Tons BM 

Armament


22.8.1804Broadside 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

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1804 - 11.1804CommanderWilliam WooldridgeBWAS-179311.1804 - 5.7.1805CommanderRandall M'DonnellBWAS-17935.7.1805 - 14.1.1806CommanderJames Richard Dacres (1788-1853)BWAS-179314.1.1806 - 18.5.1806CommanderWilliam Furlong WiseBWAS-179318.5.1806 - 8.1806CommanderJohn Langdale SmithBWAS-17938.1806 - 12.1806CommanderGeorge Morris (1778-1857)BWAS-179312.1806 - 8.1807CommanderWilliam Sumner HallBWAS-17938.1807 - 27.11.1810CommanderJeremiah Coghlan (1775-1844)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
3.9.1804Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
11.12.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.5.1806Took a small Spanish PrivateerBWAS-1793
1.10.1806Took the Privateer L'Alliance (5) on the Jamaica Station
11.1806Took the Privateer Coccila (4)
12.2.1808Took the Privateer L'Harlequin (2)
7.11.1808Took the Privateer Posta de Caraccas (1)
10.1812Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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