Pelorus

5733
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.3.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1808BWAS-1793
Launched25.6.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Guillaum (1741-1818)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold10.1841BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet23.4887 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 4 ½"Imperial Feet1.8415 
Draught Aft11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen384 6094Tons BM 

Armament


25.6.1808Broadside 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

12 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1808 - 18.1.1809CommanderJames William King (d.1848)BWAS-179318.1.1809 - 1810CommanderThomas HuskissonBWAS-17931810 - 5.1811CommanderAlexander KennedyBWAS-17935.1811 - 30.9.1812CommanderJoshua Ricketts RowleyBWAS-179330.9.1812 - 6.6.1814CommanderRobert GambierBWAS-17931814CaptainArthur Stow (d.1820)BWAS-17939.1814 - 9.1815CommanderJohn GourleyBWAS-17934.1823 - 7.1826CommanderWilliam HamleyBWAS-179320.10.1826 - 17.9.1828CommanderPeter Richards (1787-1869)W0257.9.1828 - 21.5.1830CommanderMichael Quin (1791-1870)W03321.1.1837 - 8.1837CommanderFrancis Harding (1779-1875)W02527.7.1839 - 1840CommanderAugustus Leopold Kuper (1809-1885)W025

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.7.1826 - 25.6.1830LieutenantRichard BurridgeNBD18493.10.1831 - 1835First LieutenantThomas Pownoll Pellew BarrowNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1810 - 14.6.1811Master's MateSimon Edward Antram (1786-1862)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1808Began building at Northam - Devon BWAS-1793
25.6.1808Completed building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £3912.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.6.1808Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.9.1808Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5425.0.0dBWAS-1793
15.12.1808Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
17.10.1809Attack at Marie Galante
5.4.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.3.1814Took the Privateer Schooner Mars (15)
9.1815Paid off at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1823Recommissioned for CorkBWAS-1793
4.1823Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1823Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5570.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1826Paid offBWAS-1793
10.1826Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
10.1826Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
5.1830Paid offBWAS-1793
12.1830Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1831Recommissioned for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
9.1831Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
12.1831Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.4.1837Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
25.11.1839Wrecked in a cyclone at Port Essington, N.T., Australia, but subsequently raised and repaired.W025
16.10.1841Ordered to be soldBWAS-1793
1842Sold at SingaporeBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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