Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDiligence ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor John & William WellsBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 3"Imperial Feet28.9712 
Length of Keel75' 4"Imperial Feet22.8803 
Breadth28' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Draught Aft10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Burthen317Tons BM 


7.1795Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
22.4.1795121Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

22.6.1795 - 1800Commander Henry WrayBWAS-17931800 - 1.1.1801Commander Thomas Lavie (d.1823)BWAS-17931.1.1801 - 2.1801Commander John WainwrightBWAS-17932.1801 - 6.1802Commander Alexander Saunderson Burrowes (d.1806)BWAS-17936.1802 - 2.1805Commander Henry Burke (d.1805)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

24.11.1800 - 3.9.1802Lieutenant Buckland Stirling Bluett (d.1845)NBD18495.1802 - 7.1804Lieutenant Christopher William BettyNBD1849

Service History

5.1795Began building and fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
8.8.1795Completed building and fitting at Deptford - London at a cost of £4669.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.3.1798Took the Cutter La Sophie (4) BG
26.8.1803Took the East Indiaman Le Lord Nelson (26)
2.1805Foundered with all hands in the ChannelBWAS-1793


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