Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ship TypeCutter BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck66' 6"Imperial Feet20.1422 
Length of Keel51' 6"Imperial Feet15.6972 
Breadth20' 4"Imperial Feet6.1976 
Depth in Hold8' 6"Imperial Feet2.5908 
Burthen113Tons BM 


1805Broadside Weight = 60 Imperial Pound ( 27.21 kg)B028
Gun Deck10 British 12-Pound Carronade

1 Commanding Officer

1805Lieutenant George BernardineyBWAS-1793

Service History

6.5.1805Took the Schooner La Renommée (3) on the Bahama BankBG
7.5.1805Took the Privateer La Vénus (1) on the Bahama BankBG
7.5.1805Took the Schooner La Rencontre (2) on the Bahama BankBG
8.1805Sold in JamaicaBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Capture of the French PrivateersBG

His Majesty's Cutter Sandwich, at Nassau, SIR, New Providence, May 21, 1805.

In consequence of your Order of the 21st Ultimo, I proceeded on the cruize directed, in company with the Nassau Schooner, and on the 6th Instant, the West Caicos bearing E S. E. about 8 leagues, we fell in with and captured the French Armed Schooners La Renomnee, mounting 3 guns, One long 9, and Two 6, having on board 56 men ; and on the 7th, La Rencontre, mounting 2 guns, Four-Pounders, and 42 men ; as also La Venus, with 1 Gun and 35 Men. 

I should have continued the cruize for greater length of time, but was forced to return from the great number of prisoners.

I am, &0. (Signed)



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Posted by Caleb Shaw on Tuesday 17th of March 2020 08:26

The above Hired Armed Cutter Sandwich, is the same Sandwich that was leased in 1798 and captured by the French frigate Creole in 1799. Lieut. George Lempriere was in command when she struck. Sandwich was in French service under the same name, until 1803, when Aux Cayes in Saint-Dominigue, capitulated to the British and Sandwich was captured along with several other French ships. She was then bought by the Royal Navy and commissioned on the Jamaica station in 1805 under Lieut. G. Benarding, as above.
She was armed with 2 x 4 pounder guns and 10 x 12 pounder carronades.

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