Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWilliam Rowe's Yard - Newcastle upon Tyne - River Tyne BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam RoweBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen383Tons BM 


6.1806Broadside 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

8.1806 - 21.10.1810CommanderGustavus StupartBWAS-179321.10.1810 - 7.8.1812CommanderSir William Howe Mulcaster (1785-1837)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

1810 - 1.1812LieutenantProvo William Parry Wallis (1791-1892)NBD1849

Service History

25.7.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
30.9.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
18.8.1807Sailed with a convoy for HalifaxBWAS-1793
25.7.1811Took the Privateer L'Adele (2)
30.6.1812Took the Privateer Gossamer (14) off Cape Sable
7.8.1812Wrecked on Sable IslandBWAS-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 Saturday 5th of April 2014 18:43

Providence Gazette, Aug. 22, 1812
Port of Providence
The Nautilus brig, now called the Young Emulous, has sailed from Halifax on a cruise, commanded by Capt. Mulcaster, late of the Emulous, lost on Cape Sables

Posted by Brian Stephens on Thursday 3rd of April 2014 22:42

The Providence Gazette, Feb. 8, 1812 p.2 Feb 3
The British sloop of war Emulous, of 19 guns, Capt. Mulcaster, arrived at Sandy Hook yesterday from Bermuda, via Norfolk. We are informed that she has come to take out J. P. Morier, Esq., lately appointed by the Prince Regent, one of the Commissioners for South America.

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