Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardRochester - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBloodhound ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John NicholsonBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 2"Imperial Feet24.4348 
Length of Keel65' 11 ¼"Imperial Feet19.8184 
Breadth23' 1 ½"Imperial Feet7.0231 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Draught Forward5' 9"Imperial Feet1.7526 
Draught Aft7' 5"Imperial Feet2.2606 
Burthen187 5294Tons BM 


11.5.1801Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
180150Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

5.1801 - 3.1802Lieutenant Nicholas Caesar CorsellisBWAS-17933.1802Lieutenant Henry WeirBWAS-17933.1802 - 9.1802Lieutenant James TillardBWAS-17931804Lieutenant William TathamBWAS-17931805 - 1806Lieutenant Richard William Simmonds (d.1831)BWAS-17931807 - 25.12.1810Lieutenant Thomas Fitzgerald (d.1810)BWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers

4.1802 - 9.1803Midshipman Samuel Walters (1778-1834)ref:5741805 - 24.10.1806Sub-Lieutenant William BroadwaterNBD1849

Service History

11.5.1801Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.6.1801Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
23.4.1805Action of 1805-04-23
25.12.1810Wrecked on Belle Isle, 48 drownedBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 6th of June 2012 21:32

25 Dec 1810 Monkey 12 gun brig wrecked near Belleisle, French coast

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