Pilot

5815
Nominal Guns16
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1806
Keel Laid Down1.1807
Launched6.8.1807
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardNortham - Devon
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorRobert Guillaume
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold26.3.1828

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 4 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 6 ⅜"Imperial Feet9.1535 
Depth in Hold12' 11"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen383 6194Tons BM 

Armament


6.8.1807Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1807 - 7.1809CommanderThe Hon. William WalpoleBWAS-17937.1809 - 8.1.1810LieutenantCharles SothebyBWAS-17938.1.1810 - 4.1810CommanderEdmund WallerBWAS-17934.1810 - 7.1816CommanderJohn Toup Nicolas (1788-1851)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1808 - 3.1812LieutenantFrancis Charles Annesley (d.1846)NBD18491811LieutenantAlexander CampbellTRN5

Service History


DateEventSource
9.8.1807Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
28.1.1808Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1808Took the Privateer La Princesse Pantine (3) in the Mediterranean
26.4.1810Sailed for the MediteraneanBWAS-1793
25.7.1810Action of 1810-07-25
26.5.1811Action of 1811-05-26
6.9.1811Action of 1811-09-06
16.4.1812Action of 1812-04-16
14.5.1812Action of 1812-05-14
4.6.1813Took the Privateer Le Hart (6) off the Esquerques
17.6.1815Pilot vs Légère
7.7.1816Arrived at Plymouth and laid upBWAS-1793
26.3.1828Sold to Adam Gordon for £1,010BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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