Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor HobbsBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562 
Length of Keel77' 4 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 7 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 8"Imperial Feet2.032 
Draught Aft11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen386Tons BM 


28.8.1813Broadside 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

2 Commanding Officers

20.11.1813 - 11.1815CommanderJohn Bartholomwe Hoar CurranBWAS-179320.11.1815 - 1816CommanderJohn ReynoldsBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

11.1813 - 1814First LieutenantJohn Adamson (d.1874)NBD1849

Service History

29.8.1813Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1813Commissioned for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
18.4.1814Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1816Paid off into ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
21.1.1836Sold at Plymouth for £760BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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Posted by Brian Stephens on Friday 18th of April 2014 18:54

October 15, 1816
Extract of a letter from the Bombay Gazette, of Feb. 26, 1816
We understand that the Captain, Commissioned, Warrent, and Petty Officers, Seaman, Marines, Boys and supernumeraries, of his Majesty's sloop Elk, Capt. Reynolds, now in this harbour, have set the patriotic example afloat of contributing towards the Aid of the Widows and Orphans of those who were Slain in the Battle of Waterloo, by writing to the Admiralty and expressing their wish for four days pay should be allotted for that purpose.

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