Pheasant

5781
Nominal Guns16
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1795
Keel Laid Down10.1795
Launched17.4.1798
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardShoreham - Sussex
Ship ClassMerlin Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
Constructor Edwards
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold11.7.1827

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck106' 1"Imperial Feet32.313 
Length of Keel87' 9 ⅞"Imperial Feet26.5398 
Breadth28' 3 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft10' 3 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen373 8594Tons BM 

Armament


17.4.1798Broadside Weight = 81 Imperial Pound ( 36.7335 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.1.1795121Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1798 - 1800CommanderWilliam SkipseyBWAS-17931800 - 1804CommanderHenry CarewBWAS-17931804CommanderRobert Paul (d.1804)BWAS-17931805 - 22.1.1806CommanderRobert Henderson (1778-?)BWAS-179322.1.1806 - 9.10.1814CommanderJohn PalmerBWAS-17939.10.1814 - 11.1815CommanderEdmund WallerBWAS-17939.1818 - 19.7.1821CommanderBenedictus Marward Kelly (1790-?)BWAS-179319.7.1821 - 2.1822CaptainBenedictus Marward Kelly (1790-?)NBD18492.1822 - 2.1823CommanderDouglas Charles Clavering (1794-1827)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.11.1809 - 19.2.1814LieutenantWilliam Crotty (1772-1848)NBD18491821 - 12.10.1821LieutenantJames Still (d.1821)W033

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
20.6.1798 - 22.1.1804MasterFrancis WhitneyADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1808 - 16.5.1811MidshipmanBenjamin Aplin (1791-1860)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1.8.1812 - 3.3.18141st Class VolunteerWilliam Burt (1799-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
28.4.1798Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
8.1798Sailed for HalifaxBWAS-1793
8.8.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.9.1804Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
1805In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
8.1806At homeBWAS-1793
28.9.1806Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
1808In the Channel IslandsBWAS-1793
5.5.1808Took the Schooner Le Tropard (5) BG
3.2.1810Took the Privateer Le Comte de Hunebourg (4)
17.6.1811Took the Privateer Le Héros (6) BG
1812Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
7.1812Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1812Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £11587.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.3.1813Took the Privateer William Bayard (4)
14.3.1813Took the Ship Cannoniere (8)
6.5.1813Took the Privateer Fox (8)
5.6.1813Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
11.1815Paid off into Ordinary at PlymouthBWAS-1793
9.1818RecommissionedBWAS-1793
9.1818Began very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1818Completed very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1823

Paid off

BWAS-1817
8.1823Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.1824Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.7.1827Sold to John Small Sedger of Rotherhithe at Deptford for £1,250BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
BWAS-1817British Warships in the Age of Sail 1817 - 1863Rif WinfieldBook
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 6th of July 2019 21:44

Circa 11 Aug 1804 Pheasant 16 sloop Commander Robert Paul of the Explosion, appointed to the Pheasant, Commander Henry Carew, indisposed.


Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 6th of July 2019 20:39

Circa 5 May 1804 Pheasant 16 sloop Mr Collins, purser of the Pheasant, apptd to the Creole.

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