Pelican

5730
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
Named11.6.1795BWAS-1793
Launched17.6.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlbatross Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold1806BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 2"Imperial Feet29.2693 
Length of Keel73' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet22.2695 
Breadth30' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet9.1631 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward5' 4"Imperial Feet1.6256 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen369 1494Tons BM 

Armament


17.6.1795Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.4.1795121Design Complement

17 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1795 - 13.7.1796CommanderJohn Clarke SearleBWAS-17937.1796 - 12.1796CommanderThomas Harvey (1775-1841)BWAS-179312.1796LieutenantEdward KittoeBWAS-179312.1796 - 5.1797CommanderThomas Harvey (1775-1841)BWAS-17935.1797 - 8.1797CommanderJoseph WestbeachBWAS-17938.1797 - 1.1798CommanderJohn GascoyneBWAS-17931.1798 - 8.1798CaptainJohn HamsteadBWAS-179318.8.1798 - 1799CommanderChristopher LarocheBWAS-17931799 - 1.1800CommanderRobert PhilpotBWAS-179329.1.1800 - 1801CommanderJohn ThicknesseBWAS-17937.1801 - 20.10.1801CommanderGeorge McKinleyBWAS-179320.10.1801 - 28.4.1802CommanderAugustus Leveson Gower (1782-1802)BWAS-179328.4.1802 - 6.2.1804CommanderHenry Whitby (d.1812)BWAS-17931804CommanderGeorge Morris (1778-1857)BWAS-17936.1804CommanderHenry Baker (1787-1804)BWAS-17936.6.1804 - 2.1806CommanderSamuel ChambersBWAS-179310.6.1804 - 6.1804CommanderJohn MarshallBWAS-1793

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1801 - 20.12.18011st Class VolunteerCharles Cowper BenettNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1795Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
17.6.1795Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £5311.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.7.1795Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
28.7.1795Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3873.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1795Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
14.12.1795Took the Privateer Schooner Name Unknown (8) off Marie Galante
26.4.1796Capture of St Lucia
5.1796Took two privateers of St LuciaBWAS-1793
23.9.1796Pelican vs Médée
18.10.1797Took the Privateer Schooner Perle (10)
12.1797Took the Unrated La République Triomphante (14)
1.1799Took the Privateer La Trompeuse (5)
12.1.1799

Arrived at Kingston

TNC
2.1799Took the Privateer La Belle-en-cuise (4) on the Jamaica station
1.1800In the Channel IslandsBWAS-1793
9.11.1800Bilged in a storm in St Aubyn's Bay but salvagedBWAS-1793
7.1801refitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1801Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
13.10.1803Took the Unrated Brig Le Goéland (16) at Aux Cays, San Domingo
23.8.1804Took the Privateer Schooner La Laurette (5) on the Jamaica station
2.1806Paid off at Jamaica and later soldBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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