Nominal Guns8BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned2.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardWhitby - Yorkshire BWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Length of Keel87' 9"Imperial Feet26.5503 
Breadth29' 2"Imperial Feet8.8448 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen397 6494Tons BM 


1803Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar
Upper Gun Deck8 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
67Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders

8.11.1803 - 21.4.1804Commander Charles Marshall Gregory (d.1808)BWAS-17934.1804 - 1807Commander Robert ElliottBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

8.3.1804 - 21.4.1805Lieutenant George William BrownNBD184923.1.1809 - 23.11.1809Lieutenant Thomas Cull (d.1846)NBD1849

Service History

8.11.1803Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
21.4.1804Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.1.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
19.2.1807Forcing the Dardanelles
1.3.1807Passage of the Dardanelles
1808At MaltaBWAS-1793
6.1809Paid off into OrdinaryBWAS-1793
11.2.1811Sold for £1,700BWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Mercantile Spring built at Whitby in 1800


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