Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardGravesend - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam CleverleyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 9"Imperial Feet27.6606 
Breadth29' 8 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Laden Draught Aft11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Burthen426Tons BM 


14.2.1794Broadside 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

9 Commanding Officers

19.4.1794 - 7.10.1794CommanderCharles Vinicombe Penrose ADM 6/25/34BWAS-17937.10.1794 - 1795CommanderCharles Rowley (1770-1845)BWAS-17931795 - 25.6.1795CaptainJohn Poo Beresford (1767-1844)BWAS-17931.8.1795 - 2.1797CommanderThomas TiremanBWAS-17932.1797 - 10.1797CommanderJohn Rennie (d.1801)BWAS-179310.1797 - 10.1799CommanderRobert HallBWAS-179318.11.1799 - 1801CommanderAlexander SkeneBWAS-17936.1802 - 1811CommanderJohn Willoughby MarshallBWAS-179311.1810 - 5.1811LieutenantThomas PercivalBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

4.9.1801 - 1805LieutenantWilliam Balfour (1781-1846)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers

1.1809 - 1809MidshipmanRichard Buxton (1795-1849)NBD184911.1810 - 12.1810MidshipmanSamuel BakerNBD1849

Service History

1.3.1795Took the Privateer La Concord Nationale (14) on the American coast
13.6.1798Took the Ship Isabella (2) on the American coast
27.6.1798Took the Brig Le Mentor (14) in Latitude 30 Deg. 30 Min. Longitude 71 Degrees and sent to BermudaBG
1801Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1793
4.1803Paid off and recommissionedBWAS-1793
1808In the BaticBWAS-1793
1809In the BaticBWAS-1793
2.1809Began repairs at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
4.1809Completed repairs at Northfleet - Kent BWAS-1793
1810In the BaticBWAS-1793
1811In the BaticBWAS-1793
5.1811Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
28.4.1813Sold at Deptford for £1,330BWAS-1793


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