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Pelican

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.8.1811BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1812BWAS-1793
Launched8.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class (1797)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Robert DavyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Transfered1850BWAS-1793
Becomes
British sloop 'Pelican' (1850) (16) 1850-1865
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
1863 Renamed "CGWV 29"

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel76' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet23.1807 
Breadth30' 9"Imperial Feet9.3726 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen385 4194Tons BM 

Armament


8.1812Broadside 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

10 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
11.1812 - 15.8.1813Commander
John Fordyce MaplesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
BWAS-1793
15.8.1813 - 7.6.1814Commander
Thomas MansellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1849
BWAS-1793
7.6.1814 - 12.1814Commander
William Richard BamberBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
BWAS-1793
12.1814 - 10.1815Commander
Thomas PrickettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1824
BWAS-1793
10.1815 - 6.1816Commander
Robert Little CoulsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
BWAS-1793
23.7.1816 - 7.12.1818Commander
Edward CurzonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1846
BWAS-1793
8.1826 - 1.7.1827Commander
Charles Leonard IrbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1828
BWAS-1793
7.1828 - 8.1828Commander
William Price HamiltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1820-1836
BWAS-1793
8.1828 - 4.1830Commander
Francis D. HutchesonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1828-1830
BWAS-1793
4.1830 - 1833Commander
Joseph GapeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1833
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.4.1827 - 3.12.1827Lieutenant
James BroomanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1836
NBD1849
1828Lieutenant
William Cheselden BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1816-1832
NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1824 - 1828Midshipman
Francis William AustenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1841
BWAS-1793
8.1826 - 1827Midshipman
James CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1821-1841
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.9.1812Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.1812Commissioned for the Irish StationBWAS-1817
11.12.1812Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5903.0.0dBWAS-1793
14.8.1813Argus vs Pelican
14.8.1813Took the Sloop
Argus (16) 1803-1813
American 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop

13.1.1814Took the Schooner
Siro (12) 1812-1814
American 12 Gun
Privateer Schooner

1817Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1817
7.1820Began large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1821Completed large repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £7234.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1826Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1817
8.1826Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1826Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £4730.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1834Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1834Recommissioned for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1817
1.1835Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2981.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1839Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1841Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5621.0.0dBWAS-1793
14.1.1845Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1817

 

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