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 Deck18British 6-Pounder
Quarterdeck6British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1794121Design Complement 


1796/041800CommanderJohn ChesshyreBWAS-1793
1800/011802/04/29CommanderEdward GalwayBWAS-1793
1803/061806/09/25CommanderRichard Turner HancockBWAS-1793
1806/09/251810/06/19CommanderPhilip BrowneBWAS-1793
1810/06/191813CommanderColin CampbellBWAS-1793
1814/061816CommanderJohn SkekelBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers

1812/11/201813LieutenantJames KerrNBD1849
1813/101814LieutenantThomas AtkinsonNBD1849
1814/06/101815/01LieutenantMathew BlackNBD1849

Petty Officers

1812/121814/06/10Master's MateMathew BlackNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
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 between 3 and 4 leagues S. W. of FairleighBG
1800/03/10Took the Privateer Le Messina off Dunkirk 
1802/04Paid offBWAS-1793
1807/01/01Took the Privateer L'Eliza in the Channel 
1807/10/30Took the Privateer Lugger La Bohémienne  
1809/01/22Took the Privateer L'Amiral Martin  
1809/07/28Walcheren Expedition 
1809/09/18Took the Privateer L'Aurore  
1809/10/22Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle off Falmouth 
1809/11/06Took the Privateer Le Lezard  
1809/11/06Took the Privateer Le Lizard  
1810/01/10Took the Privateer Le Saratu off the Scilly Isles 
1811/07/06Took the Privateer Le Figaro off the Naze of NorwayBG
1811/10/23Took the Privateer Le Petit Edouard 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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