Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDartmouth - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConfounder ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBenjamin TannerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeGun-brig BWAS-1793
BecomesDanish brig 'Turbulent' (1808) (12)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck84' 2 ½"Imperial Feet25.6159 
Length of Keel69' 10 ½"Imperial Feet21.0439 
Breadth22' 1"Imperial Feet6.7183 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen181 2494Tons BM 


17.7.1805Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser1 British 12-Pounder
Stern Chaser1 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
180450Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

9.1805 - 1807LieutenantThomas Spearing OsmerBWAS-17931807 - 1808LieutenantJohn George NopsBWAS-17931808 - 9.6.1808LieutenantGeorge WoodBWAS-1793

Service History

7.8.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
11.4.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.6.1808Action off Saltholm
9.6.1808Taken by the Danish south of Saltholm


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 18th of April 2012 20:13

Turbulent lost to Danish gunboats off Malmo, Baltic

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