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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.12.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1808BWAS-1793
Launched5.8.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardUpnor - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up7.1829BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 2"Imperial Feet27.4828 
Length of Keel74' 0"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth24' 7"Imperial Feet7.3597 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 5"Imperial Feet1.9558 
Draught Aft9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen237 8294Tons BM 

Armament


5.8.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1808 - 17.5.1810CommanderSpelman SwaineBWAS-17936.1810 - 7.1810LieutenantJohn CampbellBWAS-17937.1810 - 7.6.1814CommanderHarvey HopkinsBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 4.10.1816CommanderAndrew MitchellBWAS-17934.10.1816 - 1818CommanderAlexander Barclay Branch (1784-?)BWAS-17931819 - 5.1821CommanderWilliam Robert Ashley PettmanBWAS-17935.1821 - 9.1824CommanderWilliam Robert Dawkins (d.1824)BWAS-17939.1824 - 7.1825CommanderThomas FurberBWAS-17937.1825 - 1.1828CommanderCharles Dyke AcklandBWAS-17931.1828 - 5.1829CommanderR. H. StanhopeBWAS-17935.1829 - 6.1829CommanderCharles Talbot (1801-1876)NBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.12.1810 - 9.1815LieutenantWilliam Bowers (1784-1845)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.8.1808Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1808Commissioned for the DownsBWAS-1793
21.11.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
25.6.1812Took the Privateer Zulma off Île Bas
22.12.1813Took the Schooner Le Revenant (6) off the Eddystone
10.1816At CorkBWAS-1793
12.1817Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1819Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.1829Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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