Nominal Guns16B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardFrindsbury B028
Ship ClassPylades Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam Wyatt (d.1693)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck105' 1"Imperial Feet32.0091 
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel86' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet26.2287 
Length of Keel86' 7 ½"Imperial Feet26.2255 
Breadth28' 2"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen361 1494Tons BM 
Burthen365 5794Tons BM 


4.3.1794Broadside Weight = 49 Imperial Pound ( 22.2216 kg)BWAS-1714
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1793121Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers

4.1794 - 8.10.1794CommanderStephen George Church (d.1801)BWAS-17938.10.1794 - 7.1795CommanderCharles Ogle (1775-1858)BWAS-179311.1.1796 - 6.1796CommanderJohn Temple (d.1808)BWAS-17936.1796 - 23.12.1796CommanderThe Hon. Philip WodehouseBWAS-179323.12.1796 - 8.1797CommanderWilliam Allen ProbyBWAS-17938.1797 - 9.1797CommanderThomas Gordon CaulfieldBWAS-17939.1797 - 10.1797LieutenantSir Adam Drummond (d.1849)BWAS-179310.1797 - 10.1798CaptainHenry Digby (1770-1842)BWAS-179310.1798 - 11.1798CommanderHugh Downman (1765-1858)BWAS-179311.1798 - 13.11.1798LieutenantGeorge Long (d.1801)BWAS-17932.1799 - 7.1799CommanderGeorge JonesBWAS-17937.1799 - 6.1800CommanderFrancis William Austen (1774-1865)BWAS-17936.1800 - 29.4.1802CommanderCharles Inglis (d.1833)BWAS-179329.4.1802 - 1809CommanderJohn LambornBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

3.7.1796 - 12.10.1798LieutenantThomas Staines (1776-1830)ODNB12.1798 - 17.10.1799LieutenantThomas Staines (1776-1830)ODNB

2 Warrant Officers

18.11.1798 - 20.12.1798Acting GunnerJohn HeadleyADM29-121.12.1798 - 9.1.1799MasterWilliam MowbrayADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

26.2.1806 - 7.4.1806Master's MateGeorge Charles BlakeNBD1849

1 Crewman

12.1794 - 4.17951st Class VolunteerThomas Cull (d.1846)NBD1849

Service History

5.1793Began building at Frindsbury BWAS-1793
4.3.1794Completed building at Frindsbury at a cost of £3936.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.3.1794Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
6.1794Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £7694.0.0dBWAS-1793
1795In the Downs squadronBWAS-1793
5.1796In Nelson's squadron off GenoaBWAS-1793
31.5.1796Action of 1796-05-31
30.4.1798Took the Privateer Le Léopard (12)
11.1798Off MinorcaBWAS-1793
14.11.1798Taken by the French off MinorcaArgo (44)
21.5.1800Peterel vs Ligurienne
21.5.1800Took the Unrated Corvette La Ligurienne (14) in the evening off the RivieraBG
13.5.1805Took the Privateer Santa Anna (5) off Cuba
7.1811Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1811Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.7.1827Sold to Joshua Crystall at Plymouth for £730BWAS-1793


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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