Nominal Guns18BWAS-1714
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer brig 'Le Frédéric' (1781) (16)
Ship TypeSloop


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1714
Length of Gundeck85' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet25.9271 
Length of Keel69' 7"Imperial Feet21.051 
Breadth23' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet7.0168 
Depth in Hold9' 4"Imperial Feet2.8448 
Burthen201 8294Tons BM 


3.1782Broadside Weight = 66 Imperial Pound ( 29.931 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

3 Commanding Officers

4.3.1782 - 14.5.1782CommanderEdward Pellew (1757-1833) ADM 6/22/417ADM 6/2214.5.1782 - 16.1.1783CommanderEdward Bowater ADM 6/22/468BWAS-171421.1.1783 - 4.1783CommanderWilliam Taylor ADM 6/23/13BWAS-1714

1 Warrant Officer

12.3.1782 - 14.5.1783GunnerJoseph CollettADM29-1

Service History

18.2.1782Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1714
3.1782Commissioned for the Irish seaBWAS-1714
13.4.1782Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £2513.17.9dBWAS-1714
4.1783Paid offBWAS-1714
1.5.1783Sold at Deptford for £710BWAS-1714


BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
ADM 6/22ADM 6/22 Commission and Warrant Book 1779 July-1782 Archive
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

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Posted by AvM on Tuesday 9th of October 2018 19:43

An Account Of The Sums of Money recieve for any of His Majesty's Ships Of The Line, or Frigates, Sold between the 1st of January 1782 and the 1st of January 1786; Distinguishing The Ship, And Sum: And Also,An Account Of The Gross Amount of the Sums of Money arising from the Sale of Old Stores, Within The Said Time; And the Uses to which those Sums have been applied: Prepared pursuant to the Commands of the Honourable House Of Commons, signified by their Precept, dated 1st March 1786.

PELICAN Sold 30 June 1783 for £710.

She was then owned by Hurry & Co (of Yarmouth?)
Last surveyed 1791
Las noted as sailed to New Foundland

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