Port Mahon

Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned10.1799BWAS-1793
ShipyardPort Mahon - Mahón BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck91' 5 ½"Imperial Feet27.7495 
Length of Keel82' 1"Imperial Feet25.0063 
Breadth25' 2"Imperial Feet7.6302 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Burthen276 5094Tons BM 


10.1799Broadside Weight = 54 Imperial Pound ( 24.489 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck18 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
10.1799121 BWAS-1793

12 Commanding Officers

10.1799 - 1.1.1800LieutenantWilliam BuchananBWAS-17931.1.1800 - 1802CommanderWilliam BuchananBWAS-17938.1802 - 1803CommanderWalter Grossett (d.1847)BWAS-17931803 - 7.1803CommanderMartin Neville (d.1803)BWAS-17936.2.1804 - 6.1804CommanderFrancis M'Donald (d.1804)BWAS-17936.1804 - 1805CommanderThomas GarthBWAS-17931805 - 1809CommanderSamuel ChambersBWAS-17936.1809 - 3.1810CommanderJohn LawsonBWAS-17933.1810 - 22.10.1810CommanderVilliers Francis HattonBWAS-179322.10.1810 - 2.1812CommanderThomas EverardBWAS-17932.1812 - 1815CommanderFrederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)BWAS-17935.1815 - 1817LieutenantCharles CarterBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers

1.11.1799 - 15.11.1800Acting LieutenantJames Brockman (d.1845)NBD184915.11.1800 - 21.8.1802LieutenantJames Brockman (d.1845)NBD184910.8.1811 - 2.2.1813LieutenantSir William Crisp Hood Burnaby (3rd Baronet Burnaby of Broughton Hall) (1788-1853)NBD184923.7.1814 - 10.6.1815LieutenantGeorge BarkerNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

31.10.1799 - 30.11.1802GunnerJohn HeadleyADM29-1

1 Petty Officer

1802 - 1803MidshipmanNicholas Alexander (1789-1852)NBD1849

1 Crewman

18011st Class VolunteerJohn LambNBD1849

Service History

15.11.1798Taken while still on the stocks at Port Mahon, MinorcaBWAS-1793
3.6.1800Took the Tartane L'Albanaise (4)
5.1803Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
21.6.1803Capture of St. Lucia and Tobago
30.9.1805Took the Schooner Galgo (14)
25.6.1806Took the Privateer San Josef (7) by boats at Puerto de Banes
8.2.1808Took the Privateer Le Furet (16) on Home Station
18.11.1808Took the Privateer Le Général Paris (3)
1814Sailed to South AmericaBWAS-1793
5.1815Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
29.1.1817Loaned to the Thames PoliceBWAS-1793
1837Returned to the NavyBWAS-1793


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 9th of December 2017 09:10

31 Jul 1803 the merchant ship Henrietta, of Guernsey, Capt Poingdestre, departed Honduras, for London, laden with logwood and other stores. She came through the Gulf with the Shark, bound for Jamaica, until the Shark was relieved by the Port Mahon, whose commanding officer, Capt Neville died shortly afterwards.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 9th of December 2017 09:04

28 Dec 1802 a court martial was held on board the Neptune, on 3 seamen from the Port Mahon, J. Roscon, W. Price, and John Moore, for desertion, when Roscon was sentenced to 150 lashes ; Price 100 ; and Moore 50.

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