Helena

4692
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1803BWAS-1793
Launched26.4.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassMerlin Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PrestonBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold21.7.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck106' 1"Imperial Feet32.313 
Length of Keel87' 6 ⅞"Imperial Feet26.5398 
Breadth28' 2"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Burthen369 5294Tons BM 

Armament


26.4.1804Broadside Weight = 304 Imperial Pound ( 137.864 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.1.1795121Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1804 - 22.1.1806CommanderWoodley LosackBWAS-17933.1806 - 21.10.1810CommanderJames Andrew Worth (d.1841)BWAS-179311.1810 - 1812CommanderH. HayesBWAS-17931812 - 4.1814LieutenantHenry MontresorBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
17.6.1807 - 12.8.1808LieutenantJohn Norman Campbell (d.1849)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1804 - 1804MidshipmanWilliam Eardley Amiel (1792-1864)NL186520.12.1805 - 17.6.1807Sub-LieutenantJohn Norman Campbell (d.1849)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.6.1804Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
10.6.1804Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
10.6.1804Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
15.8.1804Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
22.6.1805Took the Unrated Gun-brig Santa Leocadia (14) in the Atlantic
28.2.1809Took the Privateer L'Auguste (2) on the irish Station
28.2.1809Took the Privateer Le Jason (10) on the irish Station
13.11.1809Took the Privateer La Revanche (16) on the irish Station
13.4.1810Took the Privateer Le Grand Napoléon (12) in the Mediterranean
26.4.1814Paid off at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
 

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Posted by Alan Merryweather on Tuesday 18th of June 2019 20:44

William Eardley Amiel was my gggf descended from a very prosperous but divided family effectively ejected from Boston ca.1788. His father was one of six Amiel brothers, most British army officers who came to London. William had a sister named Helena Woodley Losack Amiel, 1805-1893 and there are very few of this family of about 30 people, (extinct by 1890) who do not have an interesting tale to tell. He lies next to his wife in the catacombs of Kensal Green Cemetery, London,(one of the so-called Magnificent Seven), and when I asked for permission to be allowed entry I was told that due to Health and Safety reasons, the presence of spores prevented access.

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