Sparrowhawk

6803
Nominal Guns16
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.10.1806
Keel Laid Down1.1807
Launched20.8.1807
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardBrightlingsea - Essex
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorMathew Warren
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold27.5.1841

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1"Imperial Feet30.5054 
Length of Keel77' 3 ⅞"Imperial Feet23.4918 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Draught Forward5' 9"Imperial Feet1.7526 
Draught Aft10' 11"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Burthen384 6594Tons BM 

Armament


20.8.1807Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

13 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1807 - 6.1812CommanderJames PringleBWAS-17936.1812 - 12.1814CommanderThomas Ball ClowesBWAS-179312.1814 - 1815CommanderFrederick William Burgoyne (1778-1848)BWAS-17936.9.1822 - 23.6.1823CommanderEdward Boxer (1784-?)NBD184923.6.1823 - 17.7.1824CommanderRichard Saunders Dundas (1802-1861)BWAS-179317.7.1824 - 11.1825CommanderRobert StuartBWAS-17931825 - 1834LieutenantChristopher Bagot (d.1845)NBD184911.1825 - 8.1828CommanderJames PolkinghorneBWAS-179325.8.1828 - 4.1829CommanderHenry Griffith ColpoysBWAS-17934.1829 - 5.1829CommanderThomas GillBWAS-179314.6.1832 - 7.5.1833CommanderThomas Maitland (1803-1878)W0259.11.1833 - 4.2.1837CommanderCharles Pearson (1780-?)W0254.4.1837 - 1838CommanderJohn ShepheardW025

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1813LieutenantCharles Nelson (d.1862)NBD184917.7.1824 - 24.6.1847LieutenantHugh Berners (1801-?)NBD184930.9.1827 - 23.12.1828First LieutenantMarcus Freeman BrownriggNBD184928.4.1829 - 15.3.1830LieutenantThomas Metcalfe Currie (1800-1846)NBD184928.4.1829 - 17.3.1831LieutenantJohn James Allen (1806-?)NBD184928.9.1831 - 1831LieutenantJonas Archer AbbottNBD18492.10.1831 - 25.6.1833LieutenantThomas Metcalfe Currie (1800-1846)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
24.10.1834 - 1834Master's MateEdwin Robert Joseph BalfourNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
1815 - 2.18151st Class VolunteerAlexander BrownNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.9.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
29.12.1807Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £1890.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1809repairs at Dartmouth - Devon at a cost of £250.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.2.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
19.6.1809Took the Privateer L'Intrépide (6) in the Mediterranean
13.12.1810Landing at Palamos
6.11.1811Took the Privateer L'Invincible (2) off Malaga
1813In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1814In the West IndiesBWAS-1793
12.1814In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
5.1817Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1819Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £8407.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1822Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1822Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5727.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1823Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1824Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1824Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
5.1829Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
10.1829Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £9802.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1830Recommissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
5.1833Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1833Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1833Recommissioned for South AmericaBWAS-1793
2.1834Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
2.1834Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5735.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1837Paid off at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1837Recommissioned for South America and the PacificBWAS-1793
27.5.1841Sold to Messrs. Twyncham for £880BWAS-1793

 

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