Sphinx

6669
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.10.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1814BWAS-1793
Launched25.1.1815BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJamsetjee Bomanjee Wadia (1756-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold22.7.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck89' 10 ¾"Imperial Feet27.1463 
Length of Keel73' 6 ⅛"Imperial Feet22.2536 
Breadth24' 10 ½"Imperial Feet7.3279 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 5"Imperial Feet1.9558 
Draught Aft9' 5"Imperial Feet2.8702 
Burthen241 8894Tons BM 

Armament


25.1.1815Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1814 - 2.1815CommanderHenry ShiffnerBWAS-179312.2.1815 - 20.9.1815Acting CommanderThe Hon. Arthur Richard Turnour (1787-1853)NBD184920.9.1815 - 11.1816CommanderThe Hon. Arthur Richard Turnour (1787-1853)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
25.1.1815Began fitting at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
3.4.1815Completed fitting at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
20.9.1815Commissioned for the voyage to EnglandBWAS-1793
19.11.1815Arrived at Chatham and laid upBWAS-1793
11.1824Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1825Commissioned as a Falmouth packetBWAS-1793
2.1825Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.8.1835Sold at Plymouth for £810BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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