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Heron -> 1811 Volcano

Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardNewcastle upon Tyne - Northumberland - River Tyne BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck97' 6"Imperial Feet29.5874 
Length of Keel75' 3"Imperial Feet22.8752 
Breadth26' 2"Imperial Feet7.9333 
Depth in Hold10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen274 594Tons BM 


6.1804Broadside Weight = 135 Imperial Pound ( 61.2225 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.180465 BWAS-1793

7 Ship Commanders

6.1804 - 11.5.1807Commander
John EdgcumbeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1812
11.5.1807 - 1810Commander
William CooteBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1840
3.1811 - 12.1812Commander
John GriffithBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1812
12.1812 - 1813Commander
William Fairbrother CarrollBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1830
1813 - 12.1813Lieutenant
Thomas ForsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
6.12.1813 - 6.1815Commander
David PriceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1854
6.1815 - 9.1815Commander
John Wyatt WatlingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1816

1 Commissioned Officer

22.11.1811 - 25.3.1813Lieutenant
Leslie BouldersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1836

Service History

1804Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
5.1804Began fitting at Thames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore BWAS-1793
16.6.1804Completed fitting at Thames - England - Thames, Medway and The Nore BWAS-1793
16.6.1804Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.8.1804Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1805in the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
16.3.1806Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
12.1810Began fitting as a Bomb Vessel at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1811Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
3.1811Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
3.1811Renamed VolcanoBWAS-1793
5.1811Completed fitting as a Bomb Vessel at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1812In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
13.10.1814Took the Privateer
Saucy Jack (7) 1814-1814
American 7 Gun
in the Windward Passage

9.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
28.8.1816Sold at Portsmouth for £1,100BWAS-1793


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Posted by AvM on Friday 21st of July 2017 21:37

She was built in 1803 by W.Rowe, Newcastle

Posted by AvM on Friday 21st of July 2017 21:29

Papers Respecting The Navy, Presented In Pursuance Of Addresses of the House of Lords to His Majesty.
Navy Office, 18th March 1805

HMS Heron was purchased form Thomas and R.Brown
as 'Jason' was 2 years old and has 339bm
was purchased for £4,071
moreover £2,792 were spent to fitting the ship at King'S Yard.

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