Nominal Guns16
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig 'La Salamine' (1793) (16)
First Commissioned1.1800
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 6"Imperial Feet28.3972 
Length of Keel79' 0'Imperial Feet24.0792 
Breadth24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Depth in Hold10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Burthen240Tons BM 


1.1800Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1.180086 BWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers

10.7.1799 - 30.6.1800LieutenantThomas Briggs (1780-1852)NBD184930.1.1800 - 24.7.1801CommanderThomas Briggs (1780-1852)BWAS-179324.7.1801 - 7.1802CommanderAlexander Campbell (d.1825)BWAS-1793

Service History

1.1800Commissioned in the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.1802Paid off at Malta and later sold there for £1,280BWAS-1793


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Posted by Brian Stephens on Saturday 12th of April 2014 20:28

Edinburgh Advertiser, January 9, 1801
We are sorry to state the death of Mr. McGrath, First Lieutenant of the Salamine ship of war. His death was the consequence of a wound in the side from a stiletto of an assassin who met him in one of the streets of Leghorm, the 31st of August while inquiring for a house. The villain was not known.

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