Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Constructor Hobbs & HellyerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck81' 8 ½"Imperial Feet24.7015 
Length of Keel57' 6"Imperial Feet17.3954 
Breadth22' 0"Imperial Feet6.7056 
Depth in Hold9' 8"Imperial Feet2.9464 
Burthen148Tons BM 


1798Broadside Weight = 144 Imperial Pound ( 65.304 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179850 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers

12.1798 - 1800Lieutenant Matthew SmithBWAS-17932.1801 - 1803Lieutenant Mauritius Adolphus Newton De Starck (d.1848)BWAS-17935.1804 - 7.1806Lieutenant John Cook CarpenterBWAS-17937.1806 - 25.3.1808Lieutenant James LeachBWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

1804 - 1805Master Thomas Cull (d.1846)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

8.2.1805 - 29.9.1807Sub-Lieutenant Thomas Burdwood (1844-?)NBD1849

Service History

3.1799Refitted as a 16 gun Unrated Gunvessel
4.1800coppering at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
27.10.1803Took the Privateer Les Sept Frères (2)
9.5.1804Took the Privateer Travela (3) off the Bayonna Islands
25.3.1808Wrecked off Isla Berlinga, PortugalBWAS-1793
25.3.1808Took the Privateer Baptista (8) off the Bayonna Islands


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 26th of March 2018 07:44

Sorry last post should read 6 September 1801 not 1800

Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 26th of March 2018 07:42

6 September 1800 Milbrook was at Plymouth awaiting carry dispatches to Rear-Admiral Sir James Saumarez, and the garrison at Gibraltar. Two days later Milbrook left for Portsmouth, on her way to the fleet off Cadiz
22 August 1802 Milbrook returned to Portsmouth from Lisbon. She was paid off and Starck recommissioned her on 31 October in Portsmouth

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