Sylph

6540
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1795BWAS-1793
Launched3.9.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassAlbatross ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorFrances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1811BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 2"Imperial Feet29.2693 
Length of Keel73' 10 ½"Imperial Feet22.2631 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward5' 9"Imperial Feet1.7526 
Draught Aft10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen369 5294Tons BM 

Armament


3.9.1795Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
28.8.1795 - 2.8.1799CommanderJohn Chambers White (1770-1845)BWAS-17932.8.1799 - 1801CommanderCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)DAR-18372.8.1799 - 2.11.1801CommanderCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)BWAS-17932.11.1801 - 11.1805CommanderWilliam GoateBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
29.5.1797 - 1797LieutenantGeorge BarnardNBD184917.3.1800 - 6.6.1803First LieutenantSamuel Burgess (1781-?)NBD1849

2 Warrant Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
16.10.1795 - 8.4.1797MasterDavid DonaldsonADM29-19.4.1797 - 13.8.1798MasterJohn W TrotterADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1797 - 28.11.1798MidshipmanJames Atwater (1774-1847)NBD184910.1799 - 7.1801MidshipmanJames Atwater (1774-1847)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.1795Began building at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
29.8.1795Completed building at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards at a cost of £5322.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.9.1795Began coppering at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
10.9.1795Completed coppering at Deptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards at a cost of £513.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.9.1795Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
23.9.1795Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3770.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.5.1796Took the Sixth Rate Cutter Mercuur (24) off the Texel
22.8.1796Destruction of the Andromaque
9.1796Took the Privateer Cutter Le Phoenix (4) in the Channel
16.7.1797Destruction of the Calliope
11.8.1797Action of 1797-08-11
5.4.1798Took the Privateer Chasse-Maree La Sainte Famille
28.3.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
9.4.1799

Arrived at Plymouth

TNC
24.5.1799Took the Unrated Packet Golondrina off Corunna
2.7.1799Attack on Aix Roads
17.11.1799Took the Unrated Lugger Fouine (8) off Brest
31.7.1801Actiion of 1801-07-31
31.7.1801Action of 28th September 1801
11.1805Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
4.1811Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
DAR-1837Dodsley's Anual Register - 1837 Digital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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