Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTemple's Yard - Jarrow BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Simon Temple (1759-?)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


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 


27.1.1807Broadside Weight = 526 Imperial Pound ( 238.541 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement

6 Ship Commanders

3.1807 - 4.1807Commander Robert Nicholas (d.1809)BWAS-17934.1807 - 1808Commander James DeansBWAS-17931808 - 1810Commander Benjamin WalkerBWAS-17931810 - 20.9.1810Captain Samuel George PechellBWAS-179321.9.1810 - 1.8.1811Commander Donald Campbell (1788-?)BWAS-17931.8.1811 - 1813Captain Donald Campbell (1788-?)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

1810 - 17.7.1810Acting Lieutenant William CampbellNBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1814Midshipman William BarnardNBD1849

1 Crewman

30.12.1813 - 18141st Class Volunteer Henry Hope BinghamNBD1849

Service History

23.2.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
22.6.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
26.6.1808Took the Brig Amstellan (12) BG
18.6.1809Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
19.12.1809Took the Brig-Corvette Le Papillon (16) off Guadeloupe
1810In the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
8.1811Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
25.6.1812Sailed with a convoy for LisbonBWAS-1793
4.4.1813Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
14.12.1815Sold for £1,100BWAS-1793


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Caleb Shaw on Tuesday 7th of April 2020 22:03

Rosamond was converted to a 20 gun post ship in 1814, and Captain Edward Stopford, Esq., took command in the spring, paying her off in Nov. 17, 1814.

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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