Halcyon

4584
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.7.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down9.1812BWAS-1793
Launched16.5.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Lynn - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorEdward LarkingBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked19.5.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 11"Imperial Feet30.178 
Length of Keel77' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 10"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen383 7794Tons BM 

Armament


16.5.1813Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
13.7.1813 - 19.5.1814CommanderJohn MarshallBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
29.5.1813Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
13.7.1813Commissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
7.10.1813Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
19.5.1814Wrecked in Annotto Bay, JamaicaBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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