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


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 Commanding Officers

15.10.1795 - 30.6.1797CommanderThe Hon. Courtnay Boyle (1770-1844)BWAS-179330.6.1797 - 22.4.1800CommanderEdward Brace (1770-1843)BWAS-179322.4.1800 - 1802CommanderGeorge 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 Privateer Cutter La Sophie (14) at 8t P. M. the Lizard bearing N. W. 2 leagues .BG
2.9.1797Took the Privateer La Surprise (8)
16.10.1798Capture of the Loire
18.10.1798Took the Fifth Rate Frigate 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


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
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