Nominal Guns4BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1803BWAS-1793
First Commissioned6.1804
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBermuda - North Atlantic Ocean BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBallahoo Class
Constructor GoodrichBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner
BecomesFrench Privateer schooner 'Le Pike' (1807) (4)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck55' 2"Imperial Feet16.7742 
Length of Keel40' 10 ½"Imperial Feet12.2047 
Breadth18' 0"Imperial Feet5.4864 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen70 4194Tons BM 


1804Broadside Weight = 24 Imperial Pound ( 10.884 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck4 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
180322Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

6.1804 - 10.1804LieutenantJohn NicholsBWAS-179310.1804 - 1806LieutenantDuncan M'DonaldBWAS-17931806 - 8.1806LieutenantCharles SpenceBWAS-17938.1806 - 18.3.1807LieutenantJohn Ottley (d.1818)BWAS-1793

Service History

30.8.1806Took a 10-gun schooner on the Jamaica stationBWAS-1793
18.3.1807Taken by L'Impérial off San Domingo


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 5th of January 2019 06:30

30.8.1806 Stork16 sloop Commander George Le Geyt, Supérieure14 schooner Captain Edward Rushworth, Flying-Fish12 schooner Lieutenant James Glassford Gooding, and Pike4 Schooner Lieutenant John Ottley off the Isle of Pines. Take a Spanish garda-costa schooner10

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