Myrtle

5492
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.10.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1806BWAS-1793
Launched2.10.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBideford - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRichard ChapmanBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up6.1818BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 5"Imperial Feet32.9343 
Length of Keel90' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth29' 9 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 3 ½"Imperial Feet2.1463 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen428 6894Tons BM 

Armament


2.10.1807Broadside 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

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1808 - 7.1808CommanderThomas Innes (d.1831)BWAS-17937.1808LieutenantJohn CowanBWAS-17937.1808 - 9.1809CommanderThomas Innes (d.1831)BWAS-17939.1809 - 19.12.1809LieutenantJohn CowanBWAS-179319.12.1809 - 11.1811CommanderJohn CowanBWAS-179311.1811 - 12.5.1813CaptainClement SneydBWAS-179312.5.1813 - 18.11.1813CaptainHenry Bourchier (1787-1852)NBD184918.11.1813 - 1815CaptainArthur Batt Bingham (d.1830)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
24.3.1808 - 24.5.1808LieutenantChristopher William BettyNBD18495.2.1810 - 9.6.1810Acting LieutenantWilliam Absolon (1789-?)NBD18499.6.1810 - 11.1813LieutenantWilliam Absolon (1789-?)NBD184910.9.1814 - 30.11.1815LieutenantHenry Lancaster (1791-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.3.1808Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
20.5.1808Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
23.5.1808Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1809RecommissionedBWAS-1793
23.11.1811Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
1812Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
1814In the North SeaBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
5.1818Ordered to be repairedBWAS-1793
6.1818Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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