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Rosario

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Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.6.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1808BWAS-1793
Launched7.12.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee Class (1807)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Jabez BaileyBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1804-1814
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold11.1832BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 5 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth24' 7"Imperial Feet7.3597 
Depth in Hold11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft9' 2"Imperial Feet2.794 
Burthen236 1394Tons BM 

Armament


7.12.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1809 - 31.3.1812Commander
Booty HarveyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1812
BWAS-1793
1.4.1812 - 7.6.1813Commander
William Wilmot HendersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1841
BWAS-1793
7.6.1813 - 1815Commander
Thomas Ladd PeakeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NL1814
1.1819 - 5.1821Commander
William HendryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1822
BWAS-1793
5.1821 - 2.1822Commander
Frederick MarryatBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1830
BWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.2.1811 - 1815Lieutenant
James ShawBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1815
NL1814
9.1814 - 4.3.1815Acting Lieutenant
George Henry AytonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1863
NBD1849
21.1.1815 - 1815Lieutenant
William James ScudamoreBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1815
NL1814
5.4.1816 - 12.1818Lieutenant
William KellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1848
NBD1849
1.1820 - 4.1820Acting Lieutenant
Orbell OakesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1828
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.1808Began building at Ipswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
7.12.1808Completed building at Ipswich - Suffolk at a cost of £3263.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.12.1808Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
29.5.1809Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3917.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.12.1810Capture of the Mamelouk
10.12.1810Took the Privateer
Le Mamelouck (16) 1810-1810
French 16 Gun
Privateer
off Dungeness losing 5 wounded
BG
27.3.1812Action off Dieppe
1817Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1.1819Commissioned for St HelenaBWAS-1793
2.1822Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1832Sold to J. Levy of Rochester for £380BWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 01:51

1810/12/10 Took the Privateer Lugger Le Mamelouk off Dungeness
The London Gazette, Publication date:11 December 1810
Admiralty-Office December 15, 1810
Letter from Captain Harvey of the Rosario
I have the honour to inform you that, cruzing off Dungenese this evening, wind westerly, blowing hard, I fell in with two of the enemy's Lugger privateers, which evidently meant to board us; knowing their superiority of sailing, I immediately ran the nearest one along side, and Lieutenant Thomas Daws with the boarders in a short time succeeded in carrying her; we were then engaged on the starboard side with the other Lugger, who effected her escape, having lost our jib-boom in boarding the captured one. She proves to be Le Mamelouck French Lugger privateer, of sixteen guns and forty five men, commanded by Norbez Lawrence, nine hours from Boulogne, and had made no capture. I have to regret that we have five wounded, two severely, the enemy seven wounded.

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