Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1803BWAS-1793
ShipyardLime Street Yard - Kingston upon Hull BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorPeter AtkinsonBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up11.7.1827BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 2 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet9.1631 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 6"Imperial Feet1.9812 
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen381 4894Tons BM 


7.8.1804Broadside 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

9 Commanding Officers

8.1804 - 22.1.1806CommanderDonald Hugh MackayBWAS-179322.1.1806 - 16.9.1809CommanderWilliam RaittBWAS-179310.1809 - 1811CommanderAlexander Renton SharpeBWAS-17931812CommanderGeorge Wastell Hooper (d.1839)BWAS-17931813 - 4.12.1813CaptainBenjamin CrispinBWAS-17936.12.1813 - 1815CommanderJames Arthur MurrayBWAS-17934.1818 - 1820CommanderWilliam RamsdenBWAS-179310.1821 - 6.1822CommanderJohn TheedBWAS-17936.1822 - 1825CommanderJames WigstonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

22.10.1812 - 6.9.1813LieutenantHenry Boteler (1793-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1807 - 1810MidshipmanJohn Adams (d.1866)NBD1849

1 Crewman

8.6.1806 - 18071st Class VolunteerJohn Adams (d.1866)NBD1849

Service History

19.8.1804Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
24.10.1804Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
27.3.1807Took the Privateer Amiral del Tariffa (20)
20.5.1807Took the Privateer Determinando (3)
13.6.1807Took the Privateer De Bon Vassallio (3)
31.10.1809Action in Rosas Bay
1.5.1811Destruction of the Girafe and Nourrice
15.5.1812Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1815Paid off?BWAS-1793
2.1818Began middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.1818Completed middling repair at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.1823Damaged by stranding in the Gulf of MexicoBWAS-1793
1825Paid offBWAS-1793
11.7.1827Sold to John Small Sedger to break up for £1,010BWAS-1793


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Posted by Brian on Wednesday 3rd of February 2016 13:20

His Majesty's Ship Scout, at Sea March 30, 1807
I beg leave to inform your Lordship, that, on the 27th instant, at half past 11 A.M. I observed a Spanish Felucca Privateer to windward, with top-sail yards and top-gallant yards across. At half past twelve, observed him to anchor under Cape Plata; and made all sail to windward in chase; but, owing to light variable winds, and the tide setting to the westward, was not able to get within gun-shot of him before five P.M. At that time he had his vessel moored with springs on his cables, and a stream anchor on shore, that kept him end on; he had two long twenty-four pounders in his bow, which went over and over us as we were working in shore. At half past five opened our fire on him; and in ten minutes forced him to cut his cables, and run on shore. I think that some of our shot must have struck him between wind and water, as he was not two minutes on shore before she was full of water, and fell on her broadside; at that time our grape shot was going over him. She was one of the largest privateers on the station; I am informed mounted ten guns, two long twenty-four pounders, and two long six pounders and six twelve pounder carronades; said to have betwixt ninety and one hundred men on board, of which he must have lost a great number, as the surf was high on the beach, which prevented me from sending my boats in to cut away his masts, which was the only thing that could be done, as the sea was going half mast up on board of him; they brought a heavy gun down on shore to bear on us, but I am happy to inform your Lordship did us no damage: I have no person hurt on board. On the 28th I stood into the bay to see what was become of him; I found him a complete wreck, with his mizen mast over the side.
I have the Honour to be etc.. W. Raitt

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