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Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered24.1.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
Launched23.4.1796BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardMistley - Essex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassBittern Class (1794)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
James BettsBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold8.3.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


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 

Armament


23.4.1796Broadside 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

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1796 - 1800Commander
John ChesshyreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1781-1830
BWAS-1793
1.1800 - 29.4.1802Commander
Edward GalwayBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1793
6.1803 - 25.9.1806Commander
Richard Turner HancockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1812
BWAS-1793
25.9.1806 - 19.6.1810Commander
Philip BrowneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
BWAS-1793
19.6.1810 - 1813Commander
Colin CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
BWAS-1793
6.1814 - 1816Commander
John SkekelBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1816
BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.11.1812 - 1813Lieutenant
James KerrBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1816
NBD1849
10.1813 - 1814Lieutenant
Thomas AtkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1814
NBD1849
10.6.1814 - 1.1815Lieutenant
Mathew BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1812 - 10.6.1814Master's Mate
Mathew BlackBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1795Began building at Mistleythorne - Essex BWAS-1793
23.4.1796Completed building at Mistleythorne - Essex at a cost of £5362.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.5.1796Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
10.8.1796Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £1794.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.12.1798Took the Schooner
L'Erin-go-Brah (10) 1798-1798
French 10 Gun
Privateer Schooner
between 3 and 4 leagues S. W. of Fairleigh
BG
10.3.1800Took the Privateer
Le Messina (4) 1800-1800
French 4 Gun
Privateer
off Dunkirk

4.1802Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1.1.1807Took the Privateer
L'Eliza (14) 1807-1807
French 14 Gun
Privateer
in the Channel

30.10.1807Took the Lugger
La Bohémienne (2) 1806-1807
French 2 Gun
Privateer Lugger

22.1.1809Took the Privateer
L'Amiral Martin (4) 1807-1809
French 4 Gun
Privateer

28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
18.9.1809Took the Privateer
L'Aurore (16) 1809-1809
French 16 Gun
Privateer

19.10.1809

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

BG
22.10.1809Took the Schooner
L'Hirondelle (10) 1809-1809
French 10 Gun
Privateer Schooner
off Falmouth
BG
6.11.1809Took the Privateer
Le Lézard (14) 1807-1809
French 14 Gun
Privateer

10.1.1810Took the Privateer
Le Saratu (14) 1810-1810
French 14 Gun
Privateer
off the Scilly Isles

6.7.1811Took the Privateer
Le Figaro (10) 1808-1811
French 10 Gun
Privateer
off the Naze of Norway
BG
23.10.1811Took the Privateer
Le Petit Edouard (16) 1811-1811
French 16 Gun
Privateer
in the North Sea

16.11.1811Destroyed three small privateers in the ChannelBWAS-1793
1812In the BalticBWAS-1793
15.1.1813Sailed with a convoy for QuebecBWAS-1793
1814Sailed with a convoy to the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
10.1816Loaned to the Commitee for Distressed Seamen at DeptfordBWAS-1793
1.1818Returned to the Royal NavyBWAS-1793
8.3.1819Sold to G. T. Young of Limehouse for £1,520BWAS-1793

 

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