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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.4.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1812BWAS-1793
Launched16.2.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJabez BaileyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold10.5.1828BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 5"Imperial Feet30.607 
Length of Keel77' 9"Imperial Feet23.5023 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen386 7794Tons BM 

Armament


16.2.1813Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1813 - 6.6.1814CommanderSir William George ParkerBWAS-17936.6.1814 - 4.1815CommanderJohn BaldwinBWAS-17931818 - 12.8.1819CommanderJames TomkinsonBWAS-179312.8.1819 - 12.1821CommanderJohn Townshend CoffinBWAS-179310.10.1822 - 8.2.1823CommanderEdward Curzon (1789-1862)NBD1849

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1816LieutenantHerbert Ashton (d.1876)NBD18498.12.1821 - 10.1824LieutenantAndrew Baird (d.1881)NBD184926.10.1825 - 1828LieutenantAlexander BrownNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.3.1813Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
5.1813Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
3.7.1813Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
6.1814Commissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
4.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
1818RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1819At CorkBWAS-1793
12.1821Recommissioned for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
12.1821Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
12.1821Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1822Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1823In South AmericaBWAS-1793
1825In the East IndiesBWAS-1793
20.4.1827Ordered to be soldBWAS-1793
10.5.1828Sold at Bombay for 8,300 RupeesBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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