Espiegle

4132
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.11.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1812BWAS-1793
Launched10.8.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJabez BaileyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold11.1832BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 2"Imperial Feet30.5308 
Length of Keel77' 4 ⅝"Imperial Feet23.4855 
Breadth30' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 3"Imperial Feet1.905 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen385 5094Tons BM 

Armament


10.8.1812Broadside 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

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1812 - 2.1814CommanderJohn TaylorBWAS-17932.1814 - 5.1816CommanderCharles MitchellBWAS-17935.1822 - 1.1823CommanderHenry Theodosius Collier (1780-1872)BWAS-17931.1823 - 29.12.1824CommanderIsham Fleming ChapmanBWAS-179329.12.1824 - 1826CommanderLuke Henry WrayBWAS-17931825 - 1834LieutenantChristopher Bagot (d.1845)NBD18491.1826 - 3.1827CommanderRichard Augustus YatesBWAS-17933.1827 - 2.1828CommanderWilliams Sandom (1785-1858)BWAS-17934.1828 - 7.1828CommanderJoseph O'BrienBWAS-17937.1828 - 9.1829CommanderCharles Ramsay Drinkwater (1802-?)NBD184912.1829 - 3.1830CommanderRussell ElliottBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1828 - 1830LieutenantThomas Bourmaster Brown (1806-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1822 - 18221st Class VolunteerRichard Brydges Beechey (1808-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
18.8.1812Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
1.10.1812Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £5259.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.1.1813Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
5.1816Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
4.1819Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1819Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4385.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1822Recommissioned for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
6.1822Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1822Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3763.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1826Recommissioned for the Jamaica StationBWAS-1793
1.1826Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
1.1826Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1826Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5733.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1830Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1832Sold to Thomas Ward, Ratcliffe for £650BWAS-1793

 

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