Sparrow

6545
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1805BWAS-1793
Launched29.7.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardGreat Yarmouth - Norfolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFly ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PrestonBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold17.10.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 0"Imperial Feet29.2608 
Length of Keel79' 4 ⅛"Imperial Feet24.0824 
Breadth25' 11 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Draught Forward7' 2"Imperial Feet2.1844 
Draught Aft10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen284 3694Tons BM 

Armament


29.7.1805Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.180594Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1806 - 9.5.1807CommanderWilliam Pakenham (d.1811)BWAS-17939.5.1807 - 5.1808CommanderRowland BevanBWAS-179325.5.1808 - 7.1810CommanderEdward BurtBWAS-17938.8.1810 - 2.1812CommanderJoshua Ricketts RowleyBWAS-17932.1812 - 16.8.1813CommanderJoseph Needham TaylerBWAS-17938.1813 - 10.1813LieutenantJohn CampbellNBD18499.1813 - 8.1814CommanderFrancis Erskine Loch (1788-1868)BWAS-17938.1814 - 1815CommanderRobert WalkerBWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1.1810 - 14.6.1811Master's MateSimon Edward Antram (1786-1862)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.8.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1806Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
25.2.1806Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
16.11.1807Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
3.11.1808Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
2.1812In the ChannelBWAS-1793
5.1813Defence of Castro Urdiales
10.7.1813Reduction of San Sebastien
8.1813On the North coast of SpainBWAS-1793
26.3.1814Action of 1814-03-26
9.1814In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
17.10.1816Sold at Deptford for £750BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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