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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.11.1803BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1804BWAS-1793
Launched17.2.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardHastings - Sussex BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
and Breeds HamiltonBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked14.12.1822BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 4 ¼"Imperial Feet23.476 
Breadth30' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen385Tons BM 

Armament


17.2.1806Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1806 - 6.1807Commander
Robert ForbesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1816
BWAS-1793
6.1807 - 12.1810Commander
William FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1817
BWAS-1793
12.1810 - 1813Commander
James de RippeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1813
BWAS-1793
5.5.1818 - 27.1.1821Commander
George Pryse CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1846
BWAS-1793
27.1.1821 - 1822Commander
Charles AbbotBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1833
BWAS-1793
1822 - 14.12.1822Commander
William Benjamin SucklingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1822
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.5.1818 - 29.3.1820Lieutenant
Mark John CurrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1867
NBD1849
23.1.1819 - 7.11.1821Lieutenant
John Rivett-CarnacBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1868
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.5.1806 - 19.12.1806Master
Thomas HarttreeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1811
ADM 29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1822 - 1822Midshipman
Joseph Francis BakerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1828
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
25.5.1806Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.3.1808Took the Lugger
L'Amiral Ganteaume (4) 1808-1808
French 4 Gun
Privateer Lugger
ref:692
29.9.1808Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
20.5.1811Action off Madagascar
7.8.1811Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
1813Paid off into Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
2.1816Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1818RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1818Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
14.12.1822Wrecked on Langness, Isle of Man, 9 men drownedBWAS-1793

 

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