Ephira

4116
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.12.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1808BWAS-1793
Launched28.5.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardUpnor - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked26.12.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 2 ½"Imperial Feet27.4447 
Length of Keel73' 7"Imperial Feet22.3097 
Breadth24' 7"Imperial Feet7.3597 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 5 ½"Imperial Feet1.8415 
Draught Aft9' 0 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Burthen237 3594Tons BM 

Armament


28.5.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
180752Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1808 - 1809CommanderWilliam J HughesBWAS-17931809 - 1810CommanderGeorge Edward WattsBWAS-17931810 - 1811CommanderJohn Strutt Peyton (1786-1838)BWAS-17931811 - 26.12.1811CommanderThomas EverardBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1811 - 26.12.1811Master's MateFrancis BraceNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
28.5.1808Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.9.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.7.1809Operations in the Elbe
19.2.1810Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
26.12.1811Wrecked in Cadiz BayBWAS-1793

 

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