Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
First Commissioned8.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardWhitby - Yorkshire BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck107' 0"Imperial Feet32.6136 
Length of Keel84' 3"Imperial Feet25.6223 
Breadth27' 6"Imperial Feet8.2514 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen339Tons BM 


8.1803Broadside Weight = 278 Imperial Pound ( 126.073 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder
Spardeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1803100 BWAS-1793

1 Commanding Officer

8.1803 - 1804CommanderWilliam WooldridgeBWAS-1793

Service History

20.7.1803Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.9.1803Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
3.1804Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
5.1804Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
10.1804Laid up in Ordinary at DeptfordBWAS-1793
18.4.1816Sold at Deptford for £860BWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Mercantile Herald built in 1801 at Whitby


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