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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
Named20.6.1795BWAS-1793
Launched7.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlbatross Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold9.1805BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 2"Imperial Feet29.2693 
Length of Keel73' 10 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth30' 7 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward5' 8"Imperial Feet1.7272 
Draught Aft10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen368 5194Tons BM 

Armament


7.1795Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1795 - 3.1796CommanderMicajah MalbonBWAS-17933.1796 - 11.1798CommanderWilliam Brown (d.1798)BWAS-179312.1796 - 1.1.1801CommanderCharles Lydiard (d.1807)BWAS-17931.1.1801 - 6.1801CommanderStephen Thomas DigbyBWAS-17938.1802 - 1804CommanderPhilip PiponBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.6.1801 - 1.7.1801Vice-Admiral of the BlueLord Horatio Nelson (1st Viscount Nelson) (1758-1805)NA-ROA

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1795 - 4.1799MidshipmanJames Campbell (1785-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1795Began fitting at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
8.8.1795Completed at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards at a cost of £5365.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.8.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards at a cost of £3743.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.3.1796Took the Fifth Rate Frigate Zephier (36) in port at Forth
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
18.5.1799Took the Privateer Lugger Le Rusé (14) off the Scaw
1.1800Began making good defects at UnknownBWAS-1793
6.1800Completed making good defects at a cost of £3267.0.0dBWAS-1793
1801In the BalticBWAS-1793
6.1801Carried Horatio Nelson home after CopenhagenBWAS-1793
9.1805Sold at PlymouthBWAS-1793

Fleets
FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
1798/05/141798/05/20Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820)

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NA-ROAThe National Archive - Records of the Admiralty etc. Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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