Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArcher ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Balthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0 ½"Imperial Feet24.3967 
Length of Keel65' 10 ⅛"Imperial Feet19.8152 
Breadth22' 7"Imperial Feet6.7945 
Depth in Hold9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen178 5894Tons BM 


10.8.1804Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
12.180050Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

8.1804 - 1806Lieutenant James RoseBWAS-17931806 - 6.1806Lieutenant Thomas NesbitBWAS-17936.1806 - 1807Lieutenant Samuel Thomas (d.1810)BWAS-17931807 - 1809Lieutenant Richard Crossman (d.1818)BWAS-17931810 - 29.5.1812Lieutenant John Weeks (d.1824)BWAS-179329.5.1812 - 1814Lieutenant Hugh Anderson (d.1827)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

19.3.1805 - 7.5.1805Sub-Lieutenant Edward Thomas Crouch (d.1846)NBD1849

Service History

12.8.1804Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
18.9.1804Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1805Took the Gunboat Gunboat No.193
28.1.1806Took the Lugger Le Voltigeur (14) BG
7.1806With the Channel FleetBWAS-1793
11.4.1809Attack on the Basque Roads
16.5.1809Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
10.1811Began repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1811Completed repairs at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
22.5.1812Action off Lorient
1813In the BalticBWAS-1793
1815In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
31.8.1815Sold at Portsmouth for £600BWAS-1793


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