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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Pitcher (1745-1837)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 7"Imperial Feet32.9406 
Length of Keel91' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.7527 
Breadth29' 9"Imperial Feet8.8646 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 3"Imperial Feet2.2098 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen428 6194Tons BM 


15.2.1794Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1793125Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers

14.3.1794 - 1.1795CommanderJosias Rowley (1756-1842): on board from 24.3.1794 ADM 6/25/19BWAS-17931.1795 - 1797CommanderWilliam OgilvyBWAS-17931798LieutenantHugh Cook (d.1834)BWAS-17931798 - 1799LieutenantJohn HayesBWAS-17934.1799 - 28.4.1802CommanderJohn Wentworth Loring (1775-1852)BWAS-17936.1802 - 8.1803CommanderEdward Pelham Brenton (1774-1839)ref:6167.1802 - 11.1802CommanderJames Tippett (d.1804)BWAS-17931.1803 - 5.1804CommanderJohn TowerBWAS-17935.1804 - 1806CommanderFrederick LangfordBWAS-17931806 - 1808CommanderJeremiah Coghlan (1775-1844)BWAS-17931808 - 8.8.1809CommanderRobert Nicholas (d.1809)BWAS-1793

2 Warrant Officers

17.8.1805 - 17.10.1805Acting MasterChristopher AndersonADM29-118.10.1805 - 19.7.1807MasterChristopher AndersonADM29-1

Service History

5.1793Began building at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
1794Royal escort for Princess Caroline of BrunswickBWAS-1793
15.2.1794Completed building at Northfleet - Kent at a cost of £4732.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.2.1794Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
22.4.1794Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3457.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1795Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
21.3.1796Attack on Leogane
14.3.1800Boats destroyed a privateer schooner off CubaBWAS-1793
13.9.1800Took the Privateer L'Espérance off Cuba
11.1802Paid off at WoolwichBWAS-1793
11.1802Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
2.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
31.10.1803Action near Etaples
8.2.1805Took the Privateer Camerara (16) off Senegal
30.10.1805Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
27.1.1807Took the Cutter Postillon off Puerto Bello
27.1.1807Took the Cutter Carmen off Puerto Bello
23.8.1807Took the Unrated La Mosquito (8) on the Jamaica Station
3.8.1809Foundered of San Domingo, all but 3 were drownedBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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