Sophie

6780
Nominal Guns18B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Privateer corvette 'Le Premier Consul' (1788) (18)
Named5.10.1798BWAS-1793
Captured9.1798B028
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedB028
Ship TypeSloop B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up27.6.1809BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 8"Imperial Feet32.9438 
Length of Keel87' 3 ⅞"Imperial Feet26.5398 
Breadth28' 11"Imperial Feet8.5376 
Depth in Hold13' 11 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen388 3894Tons BM 

Armament


9.1799Broadside Weight = 198 Imperial Pound ( 89.793 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 24-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
9.1799121EstablishmentBWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1799 - 4.1802CommanderGeorge BurdettBWAS-17934.1802 - 7.1805CommanderPhilip Lewis J Rosenhagen (d.1813)BWAS-17933.1806 - 1809CommanderWilliam MansellBWAS-1793

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1799 - 5.9.1799LieutenantThomas VanthuysenTGM6.9.1799 - 6.5.1801LieutenantFrederick Bedford (1779-?)BWAS-17936.10.1801 - 1802LieutenantJohn CampbellNBD184928.9.1806 - 20.11.1806Acting LieutenantEdward Boxer (1784-?)NBD184921.11.1806 - 9.1.1807LieutenantAlexander Hills (1780-1809)NAO

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.8.1800 - 20.9.1801Acting MasterStephen ThomasADM29-1

Service History


DateEventSource
12.9.1798Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
7.1799Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1799Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5578.0.0dBWAS-1793
1801On the Newfoundland stationBWAS-1793
1802On the Downs station and then the North SeaBWAS-1793
4.1803RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1805In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1806In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1808To the East IndiesBWAS-1793
27.6.1809Docked at Deptford to Break UpBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by Tim Oakley on Monday 18th of December 2017 08:54

Circa 1 Jan 1800 A court martial was held on board the Gladiator, at Portsmouth, on Lieutenant Thomas Vanthysen, of the Sophie18 Sloop Commander George Burdett for going forward, after a man had been punished, among the ship's crew, and saying publicly in the hearing of the people, "If l was the ship's company I would be damned if I would not write against the Captain. I have taken an account of every man that has been flogged since I have been in the ship." 裕he charge being fully proved, he was sentenced to be dismissed his Majesty's service, and rendered incapable of serving his Majesty, his heirs, or successors.
30 Jul 1800 a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator in Portsmouth Harbour, for the trial of Bartholomew Porter, a seaman belonging to the Sophie18 Sloop Commander George Burdett for desertion. The charges not being proved, the prisoner was acquitted.
30 Jul 1800 a Court Martial was held on board the Gladiator in Portsmouth Harbour, for the trial of Arthur Hughes, a seaman belonging to the Sophie18 Sloop Commander George Burdett for desertion and being found guilty, was sentenced to receive 300 lashes.

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