Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas OwenBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


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 


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 Commanding Officers

5.1807 - 4.1808CommanderFasham Roby (d.1808)BWAS-179315.4.1808 - 1809CommanderMichael de Courcy (d.1813)BWAS-17931809 - 9.1812CommanderGeorge Alfred CroftonBWAS-17939.1812 - 10.1813CaptainThomas Fellowes (1778-1853)BWAS-1793

Service History

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)
1812Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
28.6.1812Sailed with a convoy for LisbonBWAS-1793
11.1.1813Sank the Rosamond 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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