Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardGainsborough - Lincolnshire BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 1"Imperial Feet29.265 
Length of Keel74' 10"Imperial Feet22.5552 
Breadth26' 1"Imperial Feet7.929 
Burthen271Tons BM 


6.1804Broadside Weight = 135 Imperial Pound ( 61.2225 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck14 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

2 Commanding Officers

6.1804 - 7.1804Commander James SladeBWAS-17147.1804 - 1807Commander Valentine CollardBWAS-1714

Service History

5.1804Began fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
9.6.1804Completed fitting at Rotherhithe - London - Surrey BWAS-1793
9.6.1804Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.1804Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
27.7.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1805In Weser operationsBWAS-1793
23.4.1805Action of 1805-04-23
22.12.1810Sold at SheernessBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Mercantile Henry built in 1804


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Posted by AvM on Friday 21st of July 2017 08:19

Papers Respecting The Navy, Presented In Pursuance Of Addresses of the House of Lords to His Majesty.
Navy Office, 18th March 1805

Railleur was purchased form John Smith
as 'Henry' was 1 year old and has 271bm
was purchased for £4,750
moreover £3,169 were spent to fitting the ship at King'S Yard.

Register of Shipping 1805
Henry Ship 271t draught 14ft
built: Hull 1 year old
master: L.Lasley
owner: J.Smith
voyage Hull-London

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