Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor John PrestonBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.4791 
Breadth30' 6 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Draught Aft10' 11"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Burthen383 4294Tons BM 


11.10.1806Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

12.1806 - 24.8.1809Commander Henry Hume SpenceBWAS-179324.8.1809 - 21.10.1810Commander Richard Janverin (d.1835)BWAS-179310.1810 - 13.2.1811Commander John Macpherson Ferguson (d.1855)BWAS-1793

1 Crewman

2.2.1807 - 5.18081st Class Volunteer Henry Esch Atkinson (1792-1857)NBD1849

Service History

13.1.1808Took the Privateer L'Entreprenant (15) in Home waters
13.2.1811Wrecked in the Kattegat, 27 men diedBWAS-1793
31.12.1811Took the Privateer Le Chasseur (16) in the North Sea


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 26th of May 2012 19:58

13 Feb 1811 Pandora 18 brig sloop wrecked in the Kattegat

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