Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1803BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor George Parsons (1729-1812)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck106' 0"Imperial Feet32.3088 
Length of Keel87' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet26.5367 
Breadth28' 2"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Forward8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen369 1594Tons BM 


26.3.1804Broadside Weight = 304 Imperial Pound ( 137.864 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
29.1.1795121Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

4.1804 - 1.5.1804Commander Robert O'Brien (d.1838)BWAS-17931.5.1804 - 5.1805Commander Pownall Bastard PellewBWAS-1793

Service History

28.3.1804Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
27.4.1804Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1804Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
5.1804Wrecked on Carysfort Reef, near Key Largo, FloridaBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 1st of February 2017 16:24

1805 Fly Jamaica Station Captain P.B. Pellew and the Purser was a Richard Cotter

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