Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down8.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJabez BaileyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


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 


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 Commanding Officers

3.1809 - 31.3.1812CommanderBooty HarveyBWAS-17931.4.1812 - 7.6.1813CommanderWilliam Wilmot HendersonBWAS-17937.6.1813 - 1815CommanderThomas Ladd PeakeNL18141.1819 - 5.1821CommanderWilliam HendryBWAS-17935.1821 - 2.1822CommanderFrederick Marryat (1792-1848)BWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers

16.2.1811 - 1815LieutenantJames ShawNL18149.1814 - 4.3.1815Acting LieutenantGeorge Henry Ayton (d.1865)NBD184921.1.1815 - 1815LieutenantWilliam James ScudamoreNL18145.4.1816 - 12.1818LieutenantWilliam KellyNBD18491.1820 - 4.1820Acting LieutenantOrbell Oakes (1800-?)NBD1849

Service History

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) off Dungeness losing 5 woundedBG
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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