Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1805BWAS-1793
First Commissioned10.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John PrestonBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up12.1820BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 8"Imperial Feet32.9438 
Length of Keel91' 1 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.7527 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 10"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen424 2394Tons BM 


30.8.1806Broadside 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
1793125Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

10.1806 - 22.8.1809Commander John DavieBWAS-179322.8.1809 - 1811Commander John CarterBWAS-17931812 - 6.1812Captain Thomas Ussher (1779-1848)BWAS-17936.1812 - 11.1812Captain William HamiltonBWAS-179311.1812 - 22.1.1813Captain John Lampen ManleyBWAS-179322.1.1813 - 1818Captain Alexander Renton SharpeBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

19.12.1810 - 26.8.1811Lieutenant William Walford (1787-1859)NBD184911.1814 - 10.10.1815Lieutenant Jacon Ley YoungNBD1849

5 Petty Officers

1.1809 - 5.1811Midshipman James Richard BoothNBD18497.1811 - 1811Midshipman Charles Blatchley (1796-?)NBD18491.1815 - 9.1815Midshipman John Brothers (1793-?)NBD184911.1815 - 1818Midshipman Alexander BrownNBD18493.1817 - 13.7.1819Midshipman Robert Ross Achmuty (d.1844)NBD1849

Service History

13.9.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
21.11.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
15.2.1808Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
5.1811Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1811Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1812Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
9.3.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
29.4.1812Attack on Malaga
29.4.1812Took the Privateer Intrepido (10) at Malaga
29.4.1812Took the Privateer Napoleone (10) at Malaga
1817Sailed to BrazilBWAS-1793
12.1820Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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