Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDiligence ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John & William WellsBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 1"Imperial Feet28.9611 
Length of Keel75' 2 ½"Imperial Feet22.8727 
Breadth28' 2 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen318 3094Tons BM 


30.9.1795Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
22.4.1795121Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

15.10.1795 - 30.6.1797CommanderThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)BWAS-179330.6.1797 - 22.4.1800Commander Edward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-179322.4.1800 - 1802Commander George Christopher PullingBWAS-1793

Service History

7.1795Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
30.9.1795Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £4644.0.0dBWAS-1793
30.9.1795Began coppering at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
3.10.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
3.10.1795Completed coppering at Deptford - London at a cost of £471.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.11.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3414.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.4.1797Took the Cutter La Sophie (14) at 8t P. M. the Lizard bearing N. W. 2 leagues .BG
22.6.1797Took the Lugger La Surprise (8) on Latitude 46. deg. 25 min. N Longitude 7 deg. 12 min. W.BG
16.10.1798Capture of the Loire
18.10.1798Took the Frigate La Loire (44)
3.1800Took the Privateer Le Télégraphe (14) on the Irish Station
9.6.1800Action of 1800-06-09
2.1802Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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