Hornet

4780
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1793BWAS-1793
Launched3.2.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorMarmaduke Stalkartt (1750-1805)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold30.10.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck109' 2"Imperial Feet33.2288 
Length of Keel91' 6 ⅞"Imperial Feet27.759 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 10"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft11' 5"Imperial Feet3.4798 
Burthen428 5594Tons BM 

Armament


3.2.1794Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1793125Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.3.1794 - 2.1795CommanderChristmas Paul (d.1816) ADM 6/25/22BWAS-17931.1796 - 11.1796CommanderRobert Larkan (d.1830)BWAS-179311.1796 - 5.8.1802CommanderJohn NashBWAS-17935.8.1802 - 9.1802CommanderRobert TuckerBWAS-17939.1802 - 1804CommanderPeter HuntBWAS-179325.8.1804 - 1805CommanderJohn LawrenceBWAS-17936.1805 - 5.1811LieutenantCharles WilliamsBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.4.1802 - 1802LieutenantJohn BarkerNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
28.11.1795 - 7.2.1797GunnerJohn RossADM29-1

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1797 - 5.1805Able SeamanJames Atkins (1777-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
14.5.1704Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
4.1793Began First cost, including fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
3.2.1794Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
3.2.1794Completed First cost, including fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey at a cost of £9039.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1795Paid offBWAS-1793
28.1.1799

Sailed from Portsmouth for Guernsey

TNC
13.3.1799

Arrived at Plymouth with a convoy of coasters from the Downs.

TNC
2.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth from a cruise

TNC
6.4.1799

Sailed from Plymouth with a convoy to the eastward

TNC
6.1799Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1799Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3554.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1799Sailed to the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1802In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
9.1804Began fitting as an Hospital Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1805Commissioned as a hospital ship for the Scilly IslesBWAS-1793
7.1805Completed fitting as an Hospital Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1811Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
30.10.1817Sold to Mr Bailey for £920BWAS-1793

 

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