Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWest Itchenor - Chichester BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConfounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Charles GreenswordBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 3"Imperial Feet25.6223 
Length of Keel69' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet21.0503 
Breadth22' 2 ½"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen183 3494Tons BM 


2.1806Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser1 British 12-Pounder
Stern Chaser1 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
180450Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers

3.1806 - 1808Lieutenant Samuel Scudamore Heming (1767-1835)BWAS-17931808 - 1811LieutenantSir James WalkerBWAS-17931812 - 5.1813Lieutenant Peter WilliamsBWAS-17935.1813 - 1814Lieutenant Edward ShaughnessyBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

1807 - 7.1807Sub-Lieutenant George BushW005

1 Petty Officer

1807Boatswain's Mate Ebenezer LyonsW005

Service History

19.2.1806Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
3.5.1806Completed fittingBWAS-1793
19.4.1807Took the Lugger Galliard (4) PMD
1814Refitted as a 12 gun Unrated Unknown
29.9.1814Sold for £820BWAS-1793


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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 18:48

April 20, 1807 Ship Richmond - List of men wounded in the boats of his Majesty's Gun-Brig. Richmond: Richard Hiscock badly wounded in the thigh; William James seaman wounded in the shoulder with ball; Robert Cook seaman slightly wounded in the thigh with ball; Am. Peter, seaman, slightly wounded in the foot with a sword; John Sampson, seaman, slightly wounded in the foot with a sword.

Posted by Brian on Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 18:42

His Majesty's Brig Richmond, April 20, 1807 - Agreeable to your order of the 12th, I lost no time in proceeding off the Burlings; but the wind blowing hard, with a heavy sea from the northward, I did not reach them before the 16th I continued to beat to the northward, towards Cape Maudigo, till the 19th when seeing a lugger with Spanish colours flying at anchor in a little bay. Mr. Bush, my sub-lieutenant, and Ebenezer Lyons, my Boatswain's-mate, who commanded the boats, informed me that the vessel was perfectly prepared, and that the discharged four large guns at them as soon as she perceived they were within her reach, by which, I am sorry to say, three of our men were wounded, one, I fear dangerously. I must beg to recommend the forbearance of the officers and men on this occasion, who, notwithstanding the heavy guns that were opposed to them, carried her sword in hand. She had thirty-six men on board, all of whom jumped overboard, or were otherwise disposed of, except twelve which are made prisoners, some of them are badly wounded. She proves to be the Galliard of Vigo, four four pounders and thirty six men; has been cruising on this station two months, and is, no doubt the vessel that has committed so many depredations on the trade of England, as well as other nations. Her Captain is a prisoner, and among the wounded. According to your orders I destroyed her as soon as I possibly could after possession.
S.S Hemings

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