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Star -> 1811 Meteor

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Nominal Guns16
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802
Keel Laid Down7.1804
Launched26.7.1805
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardDartmouth - Devon
Ship ClassMerlin Class (1795)
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
Constructor
Benjamin TannerBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold16.10.1816

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck106' 2"Imperial Feet32.3173 
Length of Keel88' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet26.8288 
Breadth28' 1"Imperial Feet8.5376 
Depth in Hold13' 9"Imperial Feet4.0386 
Draught Forward8' 4"Imperial Feet2.54 
Draught Aft11' 2"Imperial Feet3.4036 
Burthen371 3394Tons BM 

Armament


26.7.1805Broadside Weight = 304 Imperial Pound ( 137.864 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
29.1.1795121Design Complement

7 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1805 - 1808Commander
John SimpsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1813
BWAS-1793
1809 - 1811Captain
Francis Augustus CollierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1849
BWAS-1793
1811Captain
William PatersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1820
BWAS-1793
1811 - 6.1811Commander
John HendrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1811
BWAS-1793
2.1813 - 1814Commander
Peter FisherBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1823
BWAS-1793
1814 - 13.6.1815Commander
Samuel RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1825
BWAS-1793
6.1815 - 1816Commander
Daniel RobertsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1809-1817
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.4.1810 - 13.12.1810Lieutenant
George William BrownBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1834
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1806 - 16.1.1808Master
Thomas CullBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1844
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
7.8.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.11.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1807Sailed with a convoy for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
21.2.1808Sailed with a convoy for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
5.1811Rerated as a 10 gun Bomb VesselBWAS-1793
5.1811Renamed MeteorBWAS-1793
11.1811Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1812Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1813RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1814In the PotomacBWAS-1793
8.12.1814At New OrleansBWAS-1793
16.10.1816Sold at Deptford to Mr Mellish for £1,450BWAS-1793

 

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