Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDanish sloop 'Sarpen' (1791) (16)
ShipyardCopenhagen BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLougen Class
Designed byErnst Wilhelm Stibolt (1741/42-1796)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Broken Up8.1811BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck94' 5"Imperial Feet28.683 
Length of Keel77' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet23.4728 
Breadth27' 4"Imperial Feet8.2441 
Depth in Hold10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Burthen308 294Tons BM 


5.1808Broadside Weight = 198 Imperial Pound ( 89.793 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1808100 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers

5.1808 - 1809CommanderJames Gifford (1768-1853)BWAS-17931809 - 12.1809CommanderJohn Sanderson Gibson (c.1774-1831)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

1809 - 12.4.1811First LieutenantMark Anthony (d.1867)NBD1849

Service History

11.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
7.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
12.1809Paid off and laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
8.1811Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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