Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall Yard - Blackwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlbatross Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Perry (1743-1810)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 3"Imperial Feet29.2735 
Length of Keel73' 8"Imperial Feet22.3181 
Breadth30' 8 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward5' 5"Imperial Feet1.651 
Draught Aft10' 5"Imperial Feet3.175 
Burthen369 4894Tons BM 


29.8.1795Broadside 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

3 Commanding Officers

8.1795 - 6.12.1796CommanderJohn ColvillBWAS-17936.12.1796 - 7.1798CommanderDavid AtkinBWAS-17937.1798 - 1801CommanderJohn GardnerBWAS-1793

Service History

7.1795Began building at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
29.8.1795Completed building at Blackwall - London at a cost of £5230.0.0dBWAS-1793
29.8.1795Began coppering at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
10.9.1795Completed coppering at Blackwall - London at a cost of £476.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.9.1795Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
6.10.1795Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3631.0.0dBWAS-1793
20.12.1796Took the Privateer Cutter Le Coup d'Essai off the Isle of Wight
3.1797Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
1.1802Sold at DeptfordBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook

Previous comments on this pageno comments to display
Make a comment about this page

Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Tuesday 25th of June 2019 09:27Adam. G. QuigleyWalter Bathurst (1764-1827)
Monday 24th of June 2019 22:53AvMHaitian brig 'Name Unknown' (1812)
Monday 24th of June 2019 18:05John Alexander DavidsonBritish fire vessel 'Firebrand' (1804) (8)
Sunday 23rd of June 2019 05:54Tim OakleyBritish Fifth Rate frigate 'Chiffone' (1801) (32)
Sunday 23rd of June 2019 05:41AnthonyastewAmbuscade vs Bayonnaise