Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJosiah and Thomas BrindleyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet32.9375 
Length of Keel90' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet27.4384 
Breadth29' 9"Imperial Feet8.8646 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen425Tons BM 


3.3.1794Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1793125Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

10.4.1794 - 1795CommanderJohn Loring (d.1808) ADM 6/25/28BWAS-17931795 - 30.4.1796CommanderRobert Dudley OliverBWAS-179330.4.1796 - 7.1798CommanderAlexander Ruddach (d.1812)BWAS-17937.1798 - 1801CommanderWilliam Butterfield (1766-1842)BWAS-17936.1802 - 2.1806CommanderRobert Jenner NeveBWAS-17932.1806 - 1808CommanderCharles DilkesBWAS-17931.1809 - 18.12.1809CommanderHugh Cameron (d.1809)BWAS-179318.12.1809 - 16.10.1810CommanderWilliam Elliot (d.1838)BWAS-179312.1810 - 1815CommanderJohn CookesleyBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

17.3.1806 - 12.1807LieutenantCharles Crowdy (1786-?)NBD184924.10.1812 - 22.8.1814LieutenantJohn Bendyshe (1791-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1802 - 1803MidshipmanGeorge Guy BurtonNBD1849

Service History

5.1793Began building at Frindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
3.3.1794Completed building at Frindsbury - Kent at a cost of £4618.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.3.1794Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.6.1794Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4117.0.0dBWAS-1793
13.7.1795Battle of Hyeres
16.7.1796Took the Privateer Le Terrible (14) off Cape Clear
21.12.1796Took the Corvette La Musette (18) off the Irish coast
1.1.1797Took the Sloop Musette (18) off the Irish coast
1.4.1797Took the Privateer Le Hardi (18) off the Irish coast
12.8.1798Took the Privateer Le Neptune (20) off the Irish coast

Arrived at Portsmouth from Ireland

6.1802Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
8.1802Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
16.11.1807Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
21.1.1809Capture of the Topaze
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
14.3.1809Capture of the d'Hautpoult
17.10.1809Attack at Marie Galante
15.6.1810Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
23.3.1811Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
22.6.1811Taken by Tisiphone (8) off the Needles
30.10.1817Sold to Mr. Spratley at Portsmouth for £1,010BWAS-1793


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

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