Orestes

5629
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.7.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1805BWAS-1793
Launched23.10.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSeagull ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Jabez BaileyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold6.3.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 0"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Length of Keel76' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet23.1807 
Breadth26' 6"Imperial Feet7.9502 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward7' 8"Imperial Feet2.3368 
Draught Aft8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Burthen284 894Tons BM 

Armament


23.10.1805Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

23.10.1805Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.180595Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1806 - 31.7.1806Commander George PoulettBWAS-179310.1806 - 8.1811Commander John Richards Lapenotiere (1770-1834)BWAS-179311.1810 - 1815Commander William Richard Smith (d.1851)BWAS-17938.1811 - 10.1811Commander John CarterBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.3.1810 - 19.8.1811Lieutenant John BulfordNBD184910.1814 - 1818Lieutenant Mark Anthony (d.1867)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
22.7.1806 - 12.18071st Class Volunteer Edward AcklandNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.11.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.3.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1807In the North SeaBWAS-1793
1808Plymouth StationBWAS-1793
6.11.1809Took the Privateer Le Lézard (14)
9.5.1810Took the Privateer La Dorade (4) off the Lizard
27.10.1810Took the Privateer Le Loup Garou (16) in the Channel
6.3.1817Sold at Chatham to Thomas Pittman for £710BWAS-1793

 

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