Sheldrake

6544
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.8.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down10.1805BWAS-1793
Launched20.3.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardHythe - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSeagull ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorMark RichardsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold6.3.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet28.3528 
Length of Keel76' 2"Imperial Feet23.1733 
Breadth26' 6"Imperial Feet7.9502 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward7' 4"Imperial Feet2.2352 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen284 4894Tons BM 

Armament


20.3.1806Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

20.3.1806Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.180595Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1806 - 1810CommanderJohn ThicknesseBWAS-17931811 - 2.1812CommanderJames Pattison StewartBWAS-17932.1812 - 12.8.1812CommanderJames Gifford (1768-1853)BWAS-179313.8.1812 - 8.1815CommanderGeorge BrineBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
26.4.1806 - 11.1806LieutenantRichard KevernNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
21.3.1806Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1806Commissioned for the Channel IslandsBWAS-1793
28.5.1806Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.10.1806Action of 1806-10-12
1809Sailed to the BalticBWAS-1793
27.3.1811Attack on Anholt Island
4.7.1811Action of 1811-07-04
8.1815Paid off into Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.3.1817Sold at Chatham to Mr. Manclerk for £700BWAS-1793

 

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