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4299
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1805BWAS-1793
Launched24.10.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFly ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas BoolsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked29.2.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 4"Imperial Feet29.2777 
Length of Keel79' 9"Imperial Feet24.1046 
Breadth25' 11 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Forward7' 5"Imperial Feet2.2606 
Draught Aft10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen285 7994Tons BM 

Armament


24.10.1805Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.180594Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1806 - 22.1.1806CommanderHenry VaughanBWAS-179322.1.1806 - 7.1807CommanderJohn Thompson (1776-1864)BWAS-17938.1807LieutenantJohn James Ridge (d.1809)BWAS-17939.1807 - 1.1808CommanderJohn Thompson (1776-1864)BWAS-179311.1810 - 28.6.1811CommanderManley Hall Dixon (1786-1864)BWAS-179328.6.1811 - 7.1811CommanderJohn SkekelBWAS-17937.1811 - 28.2.1812CommanderHenry HigmanBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
19.12.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1806Sailed to the Cape of Good Hope and South AmericaBWAS-1793
22.4.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1808Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1793
28.2.1812Wrecked off Anholt IslandBWAS-1793

 

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