Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSeagull ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Jabez BaileyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 0"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Length of Keel76' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet23.1807 
Breadth26' 5"Imperial Feet7.946 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen282 2694Tons BM 


4.2.1806Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

4.2.1806Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.180595Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers

2.1806 - 3.1808Commander Robert YarkerBWAS-17933.1808 - 29.4.1808Commander John Ellis Watt (d.1813)BWAS-179329.4.1808 - 30.11.1808Commander Charles WardeBWAS-179330.11.1808 - 1809Commander Charles KerrBWAS-17931809 - 10.10.1809Commander William DowersBWAS-179310.10.1809 - 1811Commander Henry Conyngham CoxenBWAS-17931811 - 1813Commander Valentine Gardner (d.1820)BWAS-17939.1815 - 18.5.1816Commander John Wyatt WatlingBWAS-179318.5.1816 - 2.10.1817Commander Jenkin Jones (d.1843)BWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

20.7.1806 - 20.6.1807Master George CarringtonADM29-1

Service History

23.2.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
17.4.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
28.6.1807Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
30.8.1808Took the Privateer Le Petit Dédidé in the Leeward Islands
1813Placed in Ordinary at ChathamBWAS-1793
9.1813Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1814Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1815Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.1815Recommissioned for St HelenaBWAS-1793
11.1815Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.10.1817Wrecked on Tristan da Cunha, 55 men drownedBWAS-1793


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