Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBottomley’s Yard - King's Lynn BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam BottomleyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 5"Imperial Feet30.607 
Length of Keel77' 6 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 7 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 7"Imperial Feet2.0066 
Draught Aft11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen386 7994Tons BM 


29.6.1813Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers

11.1813 - 4.12.1813CommanderThomas Richard TokerBWAS-17934.12.1813 - 7.6.1814CommanderGeorge Anson Byron (1789-1868)BWAS-17937.6.1814 - 23.3.1815CommanderJames Dickinson (d.1815)BWAS-1793

Service History

30.7.1813Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
23.3.1814Hornet vs Penguin
24.3.1814Scuttled by the AmericansBWAS-1793
4.6.1814Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
23.3.1815Taken by Hornet (16) off Tristan da Cunha


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