Sapphire

6434
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.11.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1806BWAS-1793
Launched11.11.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Lynn - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas Brindley (1769-1836)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold18.4.1822BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 5"Imperial Feet32.9343 
Length of Keel90' 11"Imperial Feet27.4574 
Breadth29' 8 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 4"Imperial Feet2.2352 
Draught Aft10' 4"Imperial Feet3.1496 
Burthen426Tons BM 

Armament


11.11.1806Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-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


DatesRankNameSource
2.1807 - 21.10.1810Commander George DavisBWAS-179321.10.1810 - 1812Commander Joseph Needham TaylerBWAS-17931812 - 28.4.1814Commander Henry HaynesBWAS-179328.4.1814 - 10.1814Commander Adam BrownBWAS-17938.1818 - 7.1820Captain Henry HartBWAS-17933.10.1820 - 1821Captain Alexander MontgomerieBWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
2.6.1807 - 28.9.1807Master William SpiersADM 29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
3.12.1806Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
18.7.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
27.10.1807Sailed for the Persian GulfBWAS-1793
1809At the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
21.9.1810Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
15.5.1813Took the Privateer Mary Anne (2) off San Domingo
10.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
4.1818Began small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.1818Completed small repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.1818Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
11.1818Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
18.4.1822Sold at Chatham to Mr. Manlove for £1,510BWAS-1793

 

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