Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1795/05BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardMistley BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBittern Class
Designed bySir John HenslowBWAS-1793
ConstructorJames BettsBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip-Sloop


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck110' 0"Imperial Feet33.528 
Length of Keel90' 7 ½"Imperial Feet27.4447 
Breadth29' 7"Imperial Feet8.859 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Forward9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen421 8294Tons BM 


1796/04/23Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1794121Design Complement

Commanding Officers

1796/04 - 1800CommanderJohn ChesshyreBWAS-17931800/01 - 1802/04/29CommanderEdward GalwayBWAS-17931803/06 - 1806/09/25CommanderRichard Turner HancockBWAS-17931806/09/25 - 1810/06/19CommanderPhilip BrowneBWAS-17931810/06/19 - 1813CommanderColin CampbellBWAS-17931814/06 - 1816CommanderJohn SkekelBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers

1812/11/20 - 1813LieutenantJames KerrNBD18491813/10 - 1814LieutenantThomas AtkinsonNBD18491814/06/10 - 1815/01LieutenantMathew BlackNBD1849

Petty Officers

1812/12 - 1814/06/10Master's MateMathew BlackNBD1849

Service History

1795/05Began building at Mistleythorne BWAS-1793
1796/04/23Completed building at Mistleythorne at a cost of £5362.0.0dBWAS-1793
1796/05/16Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
1796/08/10Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £1794.0.0dBWAS-1793
1798/12/28Took the Privateer Schooner L'Erin-go-Brah (10) between 3 and 4 leagues S. W. of FairleighBG
1800/03/10Took the Privateer Le Messina (4) off Dunkirk
1802/04Paid offBWAS-1793
1807/01/01Took the Privateer L'Eliza (14) in the Channel
1807/10/30Took the Privateer Lugger La Bohémienne (2)
1809/01/22Took the Privateer L'Amiral Martin (4)
1809/07/28Walcheren Expedition
1809/09/18Took the Privateer L'Aurore (16)

Recapture the "Mary" of Boston , American Ship and the "Ecce Homo" , Spanish Ship.

1809/10/22Took the Privateer Schooner L'Hirondelle (10) off FalmouthBG
1809/11/06Took the Privateer Le Lizard (14)
1810/01/10Took the Privateer Le Saratu (14) off the Scilly Isles
1811/07/06Took the Privateer Le Figaro (10) off the Naze of NorwayBG
1811/10/23Took the Privateer Le Petit Edouard (16) in the North Sea
1811/11/16Destroyed three small privateers in the ChannelBWAS-1793
1812In the BalticBWAS-1793
1813/01/15Sailed with a convoy for QuebecBWAS-1793
1814Sailed with a convoy to the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1816/10Loaned to the Commitee for Distressed Seamen at DeptfordBWAS-1793
1818/01Returned to the Royal NavyBWAS-1793
1819/03/08Sold to G. T. Young of Limehouse for £1,520BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BG The London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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