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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1803BWAS-1793
Launched26.3.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMerlin Class (1795)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
George ParsonsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1795
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked5.1805BWAS-1793

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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


DatesRankNameSource
4.1804 - 1.5.1804Commander
Robert O'BrienBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1793
1.5.1804 - 5.1805Commander
Pownall Bastard PellewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1821
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
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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