Little Belt

Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDanish Sixth Rate corvette 'Lille Belt' (1801) (20)
First Commissioned4.1808
ShipyardCopenhagen BWAS-1793
Designed byF C H HohlenbergBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck116' 4"Imperial Feet35.3632 
Length of Keel94' 0"Imperial Feet28.6512 
Breadth30' 4"Imperial Feet9.2456 
Depth in Hold12' 5 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen460 594Tons BM 


4.1808Broadside Weight = 297 Imperial Pound ( 134.6895 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1808121 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

4.1808 - 21.10.1810CommanderJohn CrispoBWAS-179321.10.1810 - 11.1811CommanderArthur Batt Bingham (d.1830)BWAS-1793

Service History

24.10.1807Arrived at WoolwichBWAS-1793
11.1807Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
14.5.1809Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard BWAS-1793
23.6.1809Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
16.5.1811President vs Little Belt
11.1811Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1793


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

Previous comments on this page

Posted by AvM on Monday 4th of March 2019 18:51

Sold on 27 November 1811

Posted by AvM on Monday 4th of March 2019 18:44

Sold for £1175

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