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5890
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.3.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1809BWAS-1793
Launched30.10.1810BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCrocus ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert NelsonBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up6.3.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Length of Keel72' 8"Imperial Feet22.0472 
Breadth25' 7"Imperial Feet7.6556 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Forward5' 10"Imperial Feet1.524 
Draught Aft10' 8"Imperial Feet3.2512 
Burthen251 7794Tons BM 

Armament


30.10.1810Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.3.180786Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1810 - 8.1811CommanderJoseph SymesBWAS-17938.1811 - 8.1813CommanderHenry Clements ThompsonBWAS-17938.1813LieutenantWilliam AdamsBWAS-17938.1813 - 27.4.1815CommanderHenry Clements ThompsonBWAS-179327.4.1815 - 5.1816CommanderSilas Thomson HoodBWAS-17935.1816 - 8.1816CaptainJohn WilsonBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.7.1814 - 8.1814LieutenantThomas BlakeNBD18491.11.1815 - 1816LieutenantGeorge BrounNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
30.8.1810Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
18.10.1810Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
4.1815Commissioned for HalifaxBWAS-1793
7.1816Returned homeBWAS-1793
8.1816Paid offBWAS-1793
6.3.1817Sold to Mr. Marclark for £800BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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