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6100
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.2.1793BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1793BWAS-1793
Launched21.3.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardSouthampton - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1784
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas RaymondBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold12.10.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Gundeck105' 1"Imperial Feet32.0091 
Length of Keel86' 8"Imperial Feet26.2467 
Length of Keel86' 7 ½"Imperial Feet26.2255 
Breadth28' 4"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Breadth28' 0"Imperial Feet8.5344 
Depth in Hold13' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Aft11' 5"Imperial Feet3.4798 
Burthen370 794Tons BM 
Burthen361 1494Tons BM 

Armament


21.3.1795Broadside Weight = 49 Imperial Pound ( 22.2216 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck4 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1793121Design Complement

15 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.7.1794Commander
Thomas Wittewronge Whitewell ClaytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1782-1799
ADM 6/25/56
ADM 6/25
4.1795 - 4.1.1796Commander
Willoughby Thomas LakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1841
BWAS-1793
4.1.1796 - 1.1797Captain
John CochetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1814
BWAS-1793
1.1797 - 22.4.1797Lieutenant
Henry AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1789-1790
BWAS-1793
24.4.1797 - 6.1798Commander
John HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1798
BWAS-1793
6.1798 - 3.1.1799Lieutenant
John Wentworth LoringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1837
BWAS-1793
3.1.1799 - 1.3.1799Commander
John Wentworth LoringBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1837
BWAS-1793
1.3.1799 - 4.1799Commander
John HayesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
BWAS-1793
4.1799 - 10.1799Commander
John Mathias SpreadBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1800
BWAS-1793
10.1799 - 1800Commander
William RobinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1800
BWAS-1793
1804 - 22.1.1806Commander
Francis MasonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1843
BWAS-1793
7.1806 - 1809Commander
James John Charles AgassizBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1840
BWAS-1793
12.1809 - 1813Commander
Alexander GordonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1815
BWAS-1793
1813 - 16.11.1813Commander
Henry Dilkes ByngBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1846
BWAS-1793
6.11.1813 - 24.1.1814Commander
Henry BourneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1830
NBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
20.1.1801 - 19.4.1802Acting Lieutenant
William HillBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1819
Transfered
NAO
1.4.1802 - 16.3.1802Lieutenant
Frederick William BurgoyneBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1846
NBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
24.1.1804 - 8.18061st Class Volunteer
George BeaseleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1815
NBD1849
26.1.1804 - 1.18051st Class Volunteer
Sackville BurroughsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1814
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1793Began building at Southampton - Hampshire BWAS-1793
21.3.1795Completed building at Southampton - Hampshire at a cost of £4738.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.3.1795Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1795Commissioned for the ChannelBWAS-1793
15.6.1795Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £3623.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.5.1796Took the Privateer
Le Pichegru (10) 1796-1796
French 10 Gun
Privateer
off Cherbourg

11.8.1796Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
8.1797Took a small privateer on the Jamaica stationBWAS-1793
7.1803Began middling repair at UnknownBWAS-1793
1.1804Completed middling repairBWAS-1793
8.3.1804In company with
Cruizer (16) 1797-1819
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, her boats cut out and burnt
Le Colombe (4) 1804-1804
French 4 Gun
Unrated Cutter
at Sluys
BWAS-1793
16.5.1804Attack on Ver Huell's squadron
13.9.1806Sailed with a convoy for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
2.5.1813Took the Schooner
Gallynipper (2) 1813-1813
American 2 Gun
Privateer Schooner
in the Bay of fundy

19.5.1813Took the Ship
Alexander (16) 1810-1813
American 16 Gun
Privateer Ship
off Kenebank

7.3.1814Took the Schooner
Mars (15) 1814-1814
American 15 Gun
Privateer Schooner

12.10.1815Sold at Deptford for £1.030BWAS-1793

 

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