Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1.1797BWAS-1793
First Commissioned2.1798BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSnake ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Balthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 4"Imperial Feet23.4841 
Breadth30' 7 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Draught Aft10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen385 7594Tons BM 


18.12.1797Broadside 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
20.12.1796121Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders

2.1798 - 1800Commander John Mason Lewis (d.1835)BWAS-17931.1801 - 14.2.1801Commander Charles TinlingBWAS-179314.2.1801 - 24.8.1804Commander William Roberts (d.1811)BWAS-17931805 - 22.1.1806CommanderSir James BowenBWAS-17933.1806Commander Edward CroftonBWAS-17937.1807 - 11.1810Commander Thomas Young (1784-1831)BWAS-179311.1810 - 12.8.1812Commander William HellardBWAS-179312.8.1812 - 2.1814Commander George RobbinBWAS-179316.2.1814 - 1815Commander Joseph GapeBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

10.8.1811 - 31.1.1814Lieutenant James AtkinsNBD18495.4.1815 - 31.10.1815First Lieutenant John Norman Campbell (d.1849)NBD1849

Service History

1.1797Began building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire
18.12.1797Completed building at Buckler's Hard - Hampshire at a cost of £4576.0.0d
21.12.1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
29.4.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5491.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.11.1799Took the Schooner L'Hirondelle (14) off Beachy headBG
1801Sailed with a convoy to West AfricaBWAS-1793
12.1801Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
3.1807Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1807Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1809Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
5.1809Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
5.1809Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
10.1809Took the Privateer Christiana (8) off Bergen
18.4.1816Sold at Sheerness for £820BWAS-1793


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