Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDutch corvette 'Hippomenes' (1797) (18)
ShipyardVlissingen - Zeeland - Walcheren BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 10 ½"Imperial Feet28.9687 
Length of Keel85' 0"Imperial Feet25.908 
Breadth30' 1"Imperial Feet9.1694 
Depth in Hold7' 5 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Burthen407Tons BM 


9.1803Broadside Weight = 265 Imperial Pound ( 120.1775 kg)B028
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1803121 BWAS-1793

5 Commanding Officers

20.9.1803 - 1804LieutenantJohn Charles WoolcombeBWAS-17933.1804 - 4.5.1804CommanderConway Shipley (d.1808)BWAS-17934.5.1804 - 6.6.1804CommanderKenneth MckenzieBWAS-17931805 - 1806CommanderWilliam Autridge (d.1825)BWAS-17931806 - 29.9.1808CommanderEdward WoolcombeBWAS-1793

Service History

27.3.1804Capture of the Egyptienne
25.4.1804Capture of Surinam
21.6.1804Hippomenes vs Buonaparte
25.9.1808Arrived at Portsmouth and laid upBWAS-1793
28.4.1813Sold at Portsmouth for £600BWAS-1793


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