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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.10.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1806BWAS-1793
Launched22.4.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revived (1805)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas OwenBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold20.8.1818BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 7"Imperial Feet32.9406 
Length of Keel90' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen423 4994Tons BM 

Armament


22.4.1807Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1807 - 4.1808Commander
Fasham RobyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1808
BWAS-1793
15.4.1808 - 1809Commander
Michael de CourcyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1809
BWAS-1793
1809 - 9.1812Commander
George Alfred CroftonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1816
BWAS-1793
9.1812 - 10.1813Captain
Thomas FellowesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1847
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
7.5.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.9.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.11.1807Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
11.10.1810Took the Privateer
Le Téméraire (10) 1809-1810
French 10 Gun
Privateer

1812Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
28.6.1812Sailed with a convoy for LisbonBWAS-1793
11.1.1813Sank the
Rosamond 1813-1813
American Privateer
BWAS-1793
9.1813Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
10.1813Paid off and laid upBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
20.8.1818Sold to Mr. Young for £1,450BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by AvM on Saturday 4th of December 2021 22:56

Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser - Monday 03 August 1818
She was sold at Plymouth.

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