Icarus

4838
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.9.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1813BWAS-1793
Named4.12.1812BWAS-1793
Launched18.8.1814BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas DiddamsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold4.4.1861BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel71' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet21.6599 
Breadth24' 10"Imperial Feet7.3152 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen234 4494Tons BM 

Armament


9.1814Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.181476EstablishmentBWAS-1793

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1814 - 4.1817CommanderThomas Barker DevonBWAS-171424.6.1817 - 2.9.1819CommanderCharles Orlando Bridgeman (1791-?)BWAS-17149.1819 - 5.1822CommanderHenry ElliotBWAS-17145.1822 - 6.1823CommanderCharles ColeBWAS-17146.1823 - 11.1825CommanderJohn GrahamBWAS-17143.1828 - 7.1830CommanderThomas BestBWAS-17147.1830 - 10.1831CommanderThomas CurrieBWAS-1714

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1.1825 - 21.8.1828LieutenantWilliam George Buchanan (d.1845)NBD18491.3.1828 - 7.1830LieutenantJames William Brisbane (1806-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1828 - 5.1829MidshipmanHenry ByngNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.9.1812Ordered as Ephira
18.8.1814Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1814Commissioned. Went to St Helenes and the East IndiesBWAS-1793
3.1.1815Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1817Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1817Recommissioned for South AmericaBWAS-1793
6.1817Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1817Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3678.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1822Commissioned for the Jamaica stationBWAS-1793
20.8.1824Took the pirate Diaboleto at Cayo BLanco, CubaBWAS-1793
20.8.1824Took the Unrated Diaboleto (6) at Cayo Blanco
11.1825Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
3.1828Recommissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1793
10.1831Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
9.1838Coast guard at LymingtonBWAS-1793
9.1838Sold to Mr. Ransom for £450BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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