Halcyon

4583
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig 'L'Alcion' (1801) (16)
Captured8.7.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardBasse-Indre - Nantes BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlcion ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by Jean Michel Segondat (1779-1854)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up6.1812BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck91' 6"Imperial Feet27.8892 
Length of Keel71' 4 ⅜"Imperial Feet21.6503 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Burthen297 6994Tons BM 

Armament


5.1804Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.5.1804 - 23.12.1809Commander Henry Whitmarsh PearseBWAS-179323.12.1809 - 1812Commander Thomas StampBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1803 - 8.5.1804Acting Lieutenant Francis Briggs (1784-?)NBD18498.5.1804 - 3.1808Lieutenant Francis Briggs (1784-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1805 - 3.1809Midshipman Benjamin Baynton (1789-1854)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
20.9.1804Took the Xebec L'Espérance (10) off Gibraltar
13.12.1806Action off Cape St Martin
13.12.1806Took the Unrated Neptune Dios de las Mares (14) off Cape St Martin
4.1807Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1807Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
30.8.1809Took the Privateer Santa Anna (2) off Cape St Martin
6.1812Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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