Halifax

4592
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1804BWAS-1793
Launched11.10.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardHalifax Dockyard - Halifax BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMerlin ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam HughesBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck106' 9"Imperial Feet32.3469 
Length of Keel88' 2 ½"Imperial Feet26.8351 
Breadth28' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet8.5535 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen378 3094Tons BM 

Armament


11.10.1806Broadside Weight = 310 Imperial Pound ( 140.585 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.1.1795121Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.9.1805 - 11.1806CommanderJohn Nairne (d.1807)BWAS-179314.11.1806 - 1808CommanderJames TownshendBWAS-179310.1809 - 21.10.1810CommanderJohn Thompson (1776-1864)BWAS-179321.10.1810 - 1811CommanderAlexander FraserBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.1810 - 21.3.1812Acting LieutenantHenry Belsey (1790-1855)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1809 - 10.1809Master's MateGeorge BishopNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
16.1.1808Arrived at Plymouth for repairsBWAS-1793
1812In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1.1814Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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