Primrose

5932
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.5.1809BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1809BWAS-1793
Launched22.1.1810BWAS-1793
First Commissioned3.1810
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas DiddamsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Broken Up8.1832BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel87' 0 ⅜"Imperial Feet26.5271 
Breadth28' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward7' 7"Imperial Feet2.3114 
Draught Aft10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen383 1894Tons BM 

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1810 - 21.10.1810CommanderThomas Burton (d.1843)BWAS-179321.10.1810 - 1815CommanderCharles George Rodney PhillotBWAS-17931.1824 - 1825CommanderJohn StoddartBWAS-17935.1824 - 8.1827CommanderOctavius VernonBWAS-17938.1827 - 9.2.1830CommanderThomas Saville Griffinhoofe (d.1830)BWAS-17932.9.1830 - 1831CommanderWilliam Broughton (1804-1849)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.3.1829 - 1.1830LieutenantJames David AgassizNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
3.1810 - 7.1812Master's MateJames Sutter Britton (1781-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
22.1.1810Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1810Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
1.5.1810Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
25.8.1814Took the Privateer Schooner Pike (6)
9.1815Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.1815Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1817Recommissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1793
9.1819Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1820Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1824Recommissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
2.1824Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  
2.1824Began Rerigged and fitted at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1824Completed Rerigged and fitted at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1827On the African stationBWAS-1793
7.9.1830Primrose vs Veloz Pasajedo
7.9.1830Took the Merchant Slave Ship Veloz Pasajero (20)
4.1831At PlymouthBWAS-1793
25.8.1832Breaking up completed at PlymouthBWAS-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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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 01:07

1814/08/25 Took the Privateer Schooner Pike
The London Gazette, Publication date: 25 October 1814
From Captain Philott, of His Majesty's sloop Primrose, dated off Savannah, the 25th of August stating, that he had ran on shore and destroyed with his boats, the American privateer schooner Pike of Baltimore, mounting twelve, twelve pounder carronades, and one long nine, and having on board eighty-five men, thirty-eight of whom escaped on shore.

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