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Elk

4079
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.11.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1812BWAS-1793
Launched28.8.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
HobbsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold21.1.1836BWAS-1793

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
20.11.1813 - 11.1815Commander
John Bartholomwe Hoar CurranBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1818
BWAS-1793
20.11.1815 - 1816Commander
John ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1830
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1813 - 1814First Lieutenant
John AdamsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1817
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
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

 

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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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