Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFremington - Devon BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Richard ThorneBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up2.1814BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck111' 3"Imperial Feet33.8397 
Length of Keel90' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold9' 1"Imperial Feet2.7686 
Draught Forward7' 6"Imperial Feet2.286 
Draught Aft11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Burthen425 1394Tons BM 


5.9.1807Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

12.1807 - 1809Commander George AcklomBWAS-17931809Lieutenant Daniel RossBWAS-17931809 - 8.1.1812Commander George AcklomBWAS-17938.1.1812 - 12.1813Captain George AcklomBWAS-179312.1813 - 1814Captain Francis George DickinsBWAS-1793

Service History

30.10.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
12.1807Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
25.1.1808Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1811Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
30.5.1811Took the Cutter Unknown French Privateer (4) , driven on shore and burnt , off Rose-HeadBG
17.10.1811Took the Privateer Le Grand Diable (4) off Rose Head
17.10.1811Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle (6) off Rose Head
2.1814Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Design typeBWAS-1793
A one off lengthened version of the Cormorant Class


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Posted by John Seagrove on Friday 11th of September 2020 14:43

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