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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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
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 Frigate Zephier (36) in port at Forth
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
18.5.1799Took the 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

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid 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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