Nimrod

5566
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench corvette 'L'Éole' (1799) (18)
Captured22.11.1799BWAS-1793
First Commissioned1801BWAS-1793
ShipyardLe Havre - Normandy BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold21.2.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 0"Imperial Feet30.1752 
Length of Keel89' 0"Imperial Feet27.1272 
Breadth29' 0"Imperial Feet8.8392 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen398Tons BM 

Armament


1801Broadside Weight = 198 Imperial Pound ( 89.793 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1801121 BWAS-1793

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1801 - 1802CommanderJohn Browning EdwardsBWAS-17936.1803 - 1805CommanderTerence O'NeillBWAS-17931805CommanderThomas Orde (d.1805)BWAS-179315.8.1806 - 1807CommanderJohn Haswell (d.1811)BWAS-17931807CommanderJoseph Spear (d.1837)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1805 - 18.4.1808LieutenantGeorge Guy BurtonNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1803 - 1803Master's MateThomas Cull (d.1846)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
26.1.1801Arrived at PlymouthBWAS-1793
6.1803Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1804Sailed for the Leeward islandsBWAS-1793
27.12.1807Took the Privateer Schooner La Nouvelle Entreprise (5)
5.1809Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
21.2.1811Sold at DeptfordBWAS-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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