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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1793BWAS-1793
Launched15.2.1794BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorthfleet Dockyard - Northfleet BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class (1793)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas PitcherBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1745-1837
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Foundered3.8.1809BWAS-1793

Dimensions


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 

Armament


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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
14.3.1794 - 1.1795Commander
Josias RowleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1821
: on board from 24.3.1794 ADM 6/25/19
BWAS-1793
1.1795 - 1797Commander
William OgilvyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1801
BWAS-1793
1798Lieutenant
Hugh CookBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1809
BWAS-1793
1798 - 1799Lieutenant
John HayesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
BWAS-1793
4.1799 - 28.4.1802Commander
John Wentworth LoringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1837
BWAS-1793
6.1802 - 8.1803Commander
Edward Pelham BrentonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1788-1815
ref:616
7.1802 - 11.1802Commander
James TippettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1804
BWAS-1793
1.1803 - 5.1804Commander
John TowerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1815
BWAS-1793
5.1804 - 1806Commander
Frederick LangfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1807
BWAS-1793
1806 - 1808Commander
Jeremiah CoghlanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1830
BWAS-1793
1808 - 8.8.1809Commander
Robert NicholasBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1809
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
15.3.1794 - 21.5.1795Lieutenant
Francis William AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1848
Transfered ADM 196/3/2
ADM 196

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.8.1805 - 17.10.1805Acting Master
Christopher AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1814
ADM 29-1
18.10.1805 - 19.7.1807Master
Christopher AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1814
ADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
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 1800-1800
French Privateer
off Cuba

11.1802Paid off at WoolwichBWAS-1793
11.1802Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1803Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
31.10.1803Action near Etaples
8.2.1805Took the Privateer
Camerara (16) 1805-1805
Spanish 16 Gun
Privateer
off Senegal

30.10.1805Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
27.1.1807Took the Cutter
Postillon 1807-1807
Spanish Unrated Cutter
off Puerto Bello

27.1.1807Took the Cutter
Carmen 1807-1807
Spanish Unrated Cutter
off Puerto Bello

23.8.1807Took the Unrated
La Mosquito (8) 1807-1807
French 8 Gun
Unrated
on the Jamaica Station

3.8.1809Foundered of San Domingo, all but 3 were drownedBWAS-1793

 

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