Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBideford - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBold - Modified Confounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Henry TuckerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
BecomesBritish brig 'Pelter' (1826) (12)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet25.6223 
Length of Keel69' 10"Imperial Feet21.0312 
Breadth22' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet6.7247 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen183 5194Tons BM 


27.8.1813Broadside Weight = 96 Imperial Pound ( 43.536 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
181160Design Complement

4 Ship Commanders

2.1814 - 1817Commander George Haye (1788-1847)BWAS-179311.1819 - 11.1821Lieutenant William Minchin (d.1845)BWAS-179311.1821 - 3.11.1824Lieutenant Roger Carley CurryBWAS-17933.11.1824 - 1826Lieutenant John Adams (d.1866)W025

Service History

1.1813Began building at Bideford - Devon BWAS-1793
27.8.1813Completed building at Bideford - Devon at a cost of £3707.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.10.1813Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1814Sailed to QuebecBWAS-1793
17.4.1814Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1817At PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1819Recommissioned for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
11.1824At HalifaxBWAS-1793
2.1826Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1826Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793


Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Wednesday 24th of February 2021 16:39Patrick GrahamAmerican Privateer 'Dalton' (1776)
Tuesday 23rd of February 2021 11:31Carol Philip Affleck (1726-1799)
Monday 22nd of February 2021 22:04Marc P. Bullock John Bladen Tinker (c.1725-1767)
Friday 19th of February 2021 19:02Roger Fentiman Phineas Pett
Friday 19th of February 2021 18:54Roger FentimanBritish yacht 'Soesdyke' (1702) (8)