Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1813BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1815BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBideford - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCyrus ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Richard ChapmanBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck115' 6"Imperial Feet35.0622 
Length of Gundeck115' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet35.0711 
Length of Keel97' 2 ¼"Imperial Feet29.572 
Length of Keel97' 2"Imperial Feet29.5729 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Breadth29' 10"Imperial Feet8.8392 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Burthen454 9294Tons BM 
Burthen454 8094Tons BM 


8.1.1814Broadside Weight = 326 Imperial Pound ( 147.841 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
27.11.1812135Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

5.1815 - 9.1815Captain George William Henry KnightBWAS-17939.1815 - 1.1817Captain Robert Worgan George FestingBWAS-17931.1817 - 3.1819Commander George Frederick Rich (d.1863)BWAS-17933.1819 - 9.1820Commander Henry Theodosius Collier (1780-1872)BWAS-17939.1820 - 1823Commander Edward PurcellBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

13.5.1815 - 26.3.1819Lieutenant Charles CaldecotNBD184921.7.1819 - 13.2.1822Lieutenant Edwin Ludlow RichNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

11.1815 - 1822Master's Mate Warre Squire Bradley (1797-?)NBD1849

Service History

23.3.1814Began fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
30.3.1814Completed fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1814Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.1815Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1815Commissioned for St HelenaBWAS-1793
11.1815Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1816Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Unknown
3.1819Commissioned for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
7.1823Paid offBWAS-1793
1824At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
27.1.1825Sold for mercantile use to Timothy Hutchinson for £2,260. Renamed ProtectorBWAS-1793


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Wednesday 24th of February 2021 16:39Patrick GrahamAmerican Privateer 'Dalton' (1776)
Tuesday 23rd of February 2021 11:31Carol Philip Affleck (1726-1799)
Monday 22nd of February 2021 22:04Marc P. Bullock John Bladen Tinker (c.1725-1767)
Friday 19th of February 2021 19:02Roger Fentiman Phineas Pett
Friday 19th of February 2021 18:54Roger FentimanBritish yacht 'Soesdyke' (1702) (8)