Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down9.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardSandwich - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSeagull ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas HillsBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 2"Imperial Feet28.3633 
Length of Keel76' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet23.1839 
Breadth26' 8"Imperial Feet7.9587 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen288 6194Tons BM 


3.1806Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

3.1806Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.180595Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers

4.1806 - 12.1806Commander Harvey HopkinsBWAS-179326.12.1806 - 1808Commander Charles Frederick Payne (1779-1851)BWAS-17931808 - 13.9.1808Commander Edward Rushworth (d.1812)BWAS-17939.1808 - 4.1809Commander Robert Evans (d.1828)BWAS-17934.1809 - 1810Commander Henry MontresorBWAS-17931810 - 31.12.1810CommanderThe Hon. Willoughby Bertie (1787-1810)BWAS-1793

Service History

23.3.1806Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
17.5.1806Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793


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Posted by Brian on Thursday 15th of May 2014 20:37

The Gentleman's magazine. v. 80:pt. 2 (1810).
His Majesty's ship Satellite, of 16 guns, commanded by the Hon. Willoughby Bertie, is lost with all the crew. She sailed from Spithead on Dec. 17 to join the ships that were cruising of La Hogue. On Wed. the 19th at six in the evening, she was in company with the Vautour, Cat. Lawless. It was then blowing very hard and in the course of the night the gale increased excessively, blowing in most tempestuous squalls, she is supposed to have upset, and every soul on board perished. (then lists those who are lost)

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