Star -> 1811 Meteor

Nominal Guns16
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down7.1804
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardDartmouth - Devon
Ship ClassMerlin Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorBenjamin Tanner
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged


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 


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 Commanding Officers

10.1805 - 1808CommanderJohn SimpsonBWAS-17931809 - 1811CaptainFrancis Augustus Collier (1785-1849)BWAS-17931811CaptainWilliam PatersonBWAS-17931811 - 6.1811CommanderJohn Hendrie (d.1811)BWAS-17932.1813 - 1814CommanderPeter Fisher (d.1844)BWAS-17931814 - 13.6.1815CommanderSamuel RobertsBWAS-17936.1815 - 1816CommanderDaniel RobertsBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

11.4.1810 - 13.12.1810LieutenantGeorge William BrownNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

1806 - 16.1.1808MasterThomas Cull (d.1846)NBD1849

Service History

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
5.1811Refitted as a 10 gun Unrated Bomb Vessel
5.1811Renamed MeteorBWAS-1793
11.1811Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1812Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1814In the PotomacBWAS-1793
8.12.1814At New OrleansBWAS-1793
16.10.1816Sold at Deptford to Mr Mellish for £1,450BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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