Nominal Guns14BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig 'L'Espoir' (1788) (6)
ShipyardBayonne - Aquitaine NNF-1774
Ship ClassHasard ClassNNF-1774
Designed byRaymond-Antoine Haran (1748-?)NNF-1774
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1714
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1714


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck92' 10"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Length of Keel75' 1"Imperial Feet22.8651 
Breadth25' 10"Imperial Feet7.62 
Depth in Hold10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen267Imperial Feet0.0254 


1798Broadside Weight = 42 Imperial Pound ( 19.047 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179880 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

6.1798 - 1799CommanderLoftus Otway Bland (d.1810)BWAS-17931799 - 12.1799CommanderJames Sanders (d.1834)BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

8.7.1795 - 18.2.1796MasterCharles ThompsonADM29-1

Service History

7.8.1798Espoir vs Liguria
7.8.1798Took the Brig Liguria (26) 5 leagues from Cape Windmill, Gibraltar
29.10.1798Took the Cutter La Fulminante (8) in the Mediterranean
22.2.1799Took the Xebec África (14) off the Spanish coast
14.10.1799Arrived at SheernessBWAS-1793
12.1799Laid up and paid offBWAS-1793
9.1804Sold at SheernessBWAS-1793


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