Minstrel

5422
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.11.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1806BWAS-1793
Launched23.3.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor & Goode BooleBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold6.3.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.4479 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen422 6194Tons BM 

Armament


23.3.1807Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1807 - 2.1810Commander John HollingworthBWAS-17932.1810 - 3.1810Commander Ralph Randolph WormeleyBWAS-17933.1810 - 10.1811Commander Colin Campbell (1787-?)BWAS-179326.9.1811 - 31.3.1813Captain John Strutt Peyton (1786-1838)BWAS-179331.3.1813 - 29.9.1814Captain Robert MitfordBWAS-179329.9.1814 - 12.1815Captain Francis Erskine Loch (1788-1868)W025

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1812Lieutenant George ThomasBWAS-17931812 - 8.1812Lieutenant Michael DwyerBWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1.1809 - 28.2.1811Master George CarringtonADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
29.4.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
24.7.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.10.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
16.7.1808Took the Schooner L'Ortensia (10) in the Mediterranean
9.1809Violation of Algerian neutrality at BougiaBWAS-1793
13.12.1810Landing at Palamos
1811Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
10.8.1812Action at Benidorm
29.9.1812Action at Pensicola
3.1813In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
13.1.1820Sold to Mr. Younge for £1,010BWAS-1793

 

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