Nominal Guns16B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1793BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent B028
Ship ClassPylades ClassB028
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam Wyatt (d.1693)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


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

15 Commanding Officers

10.4.1794 - 8.10.1794CommanderStephen George Church (d.1801) ADM 6/25/28BWAS-17938.10.1794 - 1.6.1795CommanderEdward Leveson Gower (1776-1853) ADM 6/25/93ADM 6/258.10.1794 - 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 - Kent BWAS-1793
4.3.1794Completed building at Frindsbury - Kent at a cost of £3936.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.3.1794Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1794Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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 Letter of Marque Le Léopard (12) BG
11.1798Off MinorcaBWAS-1793
13.11.1798Taken by the French off Minorca
14.11.1798Taken by Argo (44)
21.5.1800Peterel vs Ligurienne
21.5.1800Took the 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 - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1811Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.7.1827Sold to Joshua Crystall at Plymouth for £730BWAS-1793


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