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 by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Frances 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 - 11.1804Commander William WooldridgeBWAS-179311.1804 - 5.7.1805Commander Randall M'DonnellBWAS-17935.7.1805 - 14.1.1806Commander James Richard Dacres (1788-1853)BWAS-179314.1.1806 - 18.5.1806Commander William Furlong WiseBWAS-179318.5.1806 - 8.1806Commander John Langdale SmithBWAS-17938.1806 - 12.1806Commander George Morris (1778-1857)BWAS-179312.1806 - 8.1807Commander William Sumner HallBWAS-17938.1807 - 27.11.1810Commander Jeremiah 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 the Row Boat La Cubana off Cape CruzBG
1.10.1806Took the Schooner L'Alliance (5) on the Jamaica StationBG
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

 

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