Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1805/12BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardSouth Shields BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revived
Designed bySir John HenslowBWAS-1793
ConstructorSimon TempleBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip-Sloop


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 3"Imperial Feet32.9279
Length of Keel90' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet27.4511
Breadth29' 10"Imperial Feet8.8392
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432
Draught Forward7' 8"Imperial Feet2.3368
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429
Burthen429Tons BM


1807/01/27Broadside Weight = 526 Imperial Pound ( 238.541 kg) BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck16British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement 


1807/031807/04CommanderRobert NicholasBWAS-1793
1807/041808CommanderJames DeansBWAS-1793
18081810CommanderBenjamin WalkerBWAS-1793
18101810/09/20CaptainSamuel George PechellBWAS-1793
1810/09/211811/08/01CommanderDonald CampbellBWAS-1793
1811/08/011813CaptainDonald CampbellBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers

18101810/07/17Acting LieutenantWilliam CampbellNBD1849

Petty Officers

1814UnknownMidshipmanWilliam BarnardNBD1849


1813/12/3018141st Class VolunteerHenry Hope BinghamNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1807/02/23Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
1807/06/22Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
1809/06/18Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1809/12/19Took the Unrated Brig-Corvette Le Papillon off Guadeloupe 
1810In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1811/08Re-classed as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship  
1812/06/25Sailed with a convoy for LisbonBWAS-1793
1813/04/04Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
1815/12/14Sold for £1,100BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
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Posted by Robert Boon on Sunday 12th of February 2017 15:55

The above came from:

London Gazette Publication date: 28 June 1808 Issue: 16158 Page:910

Posted by Robert Boon on Sunday 12th of February 2017 15:54

His Majesty's Sloop Rosamond, Yarmouth Roads, 27th June 1808.

SIR, I BEG Leave to inform you, that His Majesty's Sloop under my Command, on her Passage from Heligoland, in Companywith an American and a Hamburgh Ship that I had detained, and was convoying to this P!ace, on the 26th instant, at half past Two A.M. fell in with, and at Four captured, the Dutch Brig Privateer Amstellan, Hendrick
Jooston, Commander, (with a Commission from the
King of Holland,) mounting Twelve Guns, and with a Complement of Sixty Men.

I have the Honour to be, &c.

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