Nova Scotia -> 1813 Ferret

Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyAmerican Privateer sloop 'Rapid' (1812) (14)
ShipyardBaltimore - Maryland B173
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 0"Imperial Feet25.6032 
Length of Keel66' 3"Imperial Feet20.1295 
Breadth24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Depth in Hold10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen214 3894Tons BM 


11.1812Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck12 British 12-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
11.181275 BWAS-1793

3 Ship Commanders

11.1812 - 6.1813Lieutenant Bartholomew Kent (1780-1835)BWAS-179314.6.1813 - 5.1814Commander William RamsdenBWAS-17935.1814 - 6.1816CommanderSir James Stirling (d.1865)BWAS-1793

Service History

12.6.1813Renamed FerretBWAS-1793
7.7.1813Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
30.9.1813Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1815Sailed to St HelenaBWAS-1793
5.1815Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1815Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1816Placed in Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
13.1.1820Sold at Plymouth to Mr Rundle for £460BWAS-1793


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