Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBridport - Dorset BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor BooleBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3"Imperial Feet23.4805 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Burthen384 3194Tons BM 


11.9.1806Broadside 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

9 Commanding Officers

11.1806 - 3.1810CommanderGeorge Crawley (d.1810)BWAS-17933.1810 - 4.1810CommanderGeorge DavisBWAS-17934.1810 - 17.5.1810CommanderSpelman SwaineBWAS-179317.5.1810 - 2.1811CommanderGardiner Henry Guion (1775-1832)BWAS-179312.2.1811 - 9.1811CommanderSir Augustus William James CliffordBWAS-179326.9.1811 - 1.7.1814CommanderCharles ShawBWAS-17931.7.1814 - 11.1814CommanderWilliam Henry NaresBWAS-179311.1814 - 11.1816CommanderJames Hanway Plumridge (1787-1863)BWAS-179311.1816 - 1817CommanderLewis CampbellBWAS-1793

Service History

2.10.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.2.1807Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.5.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
31.10.1809Action in Rosas Bay
31.8.1810Action off Porqueroiles
10.8.1812Action at Benidorm
30.4.1817Sold at Chatham to Mr. Manlove for £800BWAS-1793


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Posted by Makis on Thursday 3rd of January 2019 01:01

Then Mr. Hoyes-Cock, you should have a look at the Master's Log in the National Archives (ADM 52/4562), as it must have been compiled by your great, great, grandfather.
Happy New Year!

Posted by Nigel Hoyes-Cock on Monday 31st of December 2018 13:28

My great,great, grandfather, Henry Cock was Master of the Philomel from 1806 to 1810.

Posted by Makis on Tuesday 6th of February 2018 13:05

Captured the privateer L'Etoile de Bonaparte (8 guns, 47 men) at Cephalonia (Ionian Islands) on 13 October 1809.
ADM 51/2686
ADM 52/4562

Posted by Makis on Tuesday 6th of February 2018 13:00

Captured the Island of Ithaca (Ionian Islands) on 8 October 1809.
ADM 51/2686
ADM 52/4562

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