Minorca

5419
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered9.12.1803BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1804BWAS-1793
Launched6.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Lynn - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJosiah and Thomas BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up5.1814BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 2"Imperial Feet30.5308 
Length of Keel77' 4 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Draught Aft11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen385Tons BM 

Armament


6.1805Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1805 - 18.1.1806Commander Henry Duncan (1786-1835)BWAS-179318.1.1806 - 4.1806Captain Henry Duncan (1786-1835)ref:6164.1806 - 16.2.1807CommanderGranville George Waldegrave (1786-1857)BWAS-179316.2.1807 - 15.2.1810CommanderPhipps Hornby (1785-1867)BWAS-179315.2.1810 - 16.2.1810LieutenantThomas EverardBWAS-179316.10.1810 - 1814CommanderRalph Randolph WormeleyBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.11.1806 - 19.11.1806LieutenantAlexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO9.1810 - 10.1810LieutenantGilbert Dutton Kennicott (1789-1874)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1813 - 7.1.1814MidshipmanNathaniel Barwell (1793-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.8.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
16.9.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
23.12.1806Took the Privateer Nuestra Señora del Carmen (2)
3.8.1808Sailed for the MeridterraneanBWAS-1793
4.6.1810Took the Privateer Le Sans Peur (1)
5.1814Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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