Sappho

6436
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.1.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1806BWAS-1793
Launched15.12.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJabez BaileyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Broken Up1830BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562 
Length of Keel77' 6 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen383 6494Tons BM 

Armament


15.12.1806Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1807 - 5.3.1808CommanderGeorge LangfordBWAS-17934.1808 - 1810CommanderWilliam CharletonBWAS-17931810 - 8.8.1810CommanderThomas GravesBWAS-17939.1810 - 1811CommanderEdmund DenmanBWAS-17931811 - 4.1814CommanderHayes O'GradyBWAS-17932.1818 - 11.1820CommanderJames Hanway Plumridge (1787-1863)BWAS-179311.1820 - 16.3.1821CommanderThe Hon. Henry John RousBWAS-179316.3.1821 - 16.11.1821CommanderHenry William Bruce (1792-1863)W0332.1822 - 4.1824CommanderJenkin Jones (d.1843)BWAS-17934.1824 - 4.1825CommanderWilliam HothamBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.3.1807 - 13.9.1809LieutenantAlexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO14.6.1811 - 26.5.1815LieutenantSimon Edward Antram (1786-1862)NBD184911.2.1818 - 7.1819LieutenantMichael Quin (1791-1870)NBD18496.4.1818 - 4.1820LieutenantAndrew Baird (d.1881)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1807 - 1809MidshipmanDaniel M'neale BeattyNBD18491.1810 - 14.6.1811Master's MateSimon Edward Antram (1786-1862)NBD18493.1818 - 8.1823MidshipmanWheatley Byass (1796-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
24.3.1807 - 5.18071st Class VolunteerDaniel M'neale BeattyNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.10.1806Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
27.6.1807Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
3.3.1808Sappho vs Admiral Jawl
3.3.1808Took the Unrated Brig Admiral Jawl (28)
22.6.1808Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
4.1814Paid off into Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
2.1818RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1818Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1818Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1830Broken up at HalifaxBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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