Hesper

4717
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.10.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1806BWAS-1793
Launched3.7.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDartmouth - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Benjamin TannerBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold8.7.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet32.9375 
Length of Keel90' 6 ⅞"Imperial Feet27.4542 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen424 194Tons BM 

Armament


3.7.1809Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1809 - 12.10.1809Commander William BuchananBWAS-179312.10.1809 - 16.10.1810Commander Edward Wallis HoareBWAS-179316.10.1810 - 7.2.1812Commander David Paterson (d.1813)BWAS-17937.2.1812 - 24.10.1812Commander Charles Thomas ThurstonBWAS-179324.10.1812 - 11.1812Commander Henry Theodosius Collier (1780-1872)BWAS-179311.1812 - 27.12.1812Commander Joseph PriorBWAS-179327.12.1812 - 9.1815Commander Charles Biddulph (d.1815)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.3.1815 - 9.1815Lieutenant William Allen (1792-1864)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
19.7.1809Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
30.9.1809Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.10.1809Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
6.12.1816Ordered to be soldBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
8.7.1817Sold at Mauritius for £1,660.15.0dBWAS-1793

 

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