Scorpion

6505
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1803BWAS-1793
Launched17.10.1803BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn King (1769-?)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold3.2.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 11 ½"Imperial Feet30.1879 
Length of Keel77' 3 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen383 8694Tons BM 

Armament


17.10.1803Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1803 - 10.4.1804CommanderGeorge Nicholas Hardinge (1781-1808)BWAS-179310.4.1804 - 7.1807CommanderPhilip Carteret (1777-1828)ref:6161807 - 1809CommanderFrancis StanfellBWAS-17931810 - 3.1812CommanderJohn GoreBWAS-179312.3.1812 - 7.1813CommanderRobert GilesBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.11.1803 - 10.4.1804LieutenantBuckland Stirling Bluett (d.1845)NBD184917.1.1807 - 1.1810LieutenantGeorge Charles BlakeNBD18491.1810 - 7.12.1810First LieutenantGeorge Charles BlakeNBD18499.9.1812 - 15.10.1812Acting LieutenantEdwin Ludlow RichNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
18.12.1805 - 26.3.1809MasterWilliam BrydenADM29-1

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1809 - 7.1812MidshipmanJohn Robert BensonNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1.1808 - 18091st Class VolunteerJohn Robert BensonNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
22.10.1803Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
8.1.1804Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
31.3.1804Took the Brig Atalante (10) by boats in the Vlie
16.2.1805Took the Unrated Le Bougainville (16)
12.4.1805Took the Unrated L'Honneur (12) off the Dutch coast
21.11.1805Took the Privateer La Glaneuse (16)
28.1.1806Sailed for the Leewward IslandsBWAS-1793
3.12.1807Took the Dogger Le Glaneur (10) between Isles of Scilly and the Land's Endref:720
3.4.1809Sailed for the Leewward IslandsBWAS-1793
12.1.1810Took the Brig-Corvette L'Oreste (16) off Quadeloupe
7.1813Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
3.2.1819Sold to G. F. Young at Sheerness for £1,100BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
ref:720Lloyd's List on Books, Boxes and Boats Web Site
 

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