Sting -> 1801 Pickle

Nominal Guns8BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant merchantman 'Sting' (1799)
ShipyardBermuda - North Atlantic Ocean BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck73' 0"Imperial Feet22.2504 
Length of Keel56' 3 ¾"Imperial Feet17.0879 
Breadth20' 7 ½"Imperial Feet6.1087 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen127Tons BM 


12.1800Broadside Weight = 48 Imperial Pound ( 21.768 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck8 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
21.10.180540Actual complementNAO

4 Ship Commanders

12.1800 - 5.1802Lieutenant Thomas ThrushBWAS-17935.1802 - 1806Lieutenant John Richards Lapenotiere (1770-1834)BWAS-17931806 - 1808Lieutenant Daniel CallawayBWAS-17931808 - 27.7.1808Lieutenant Moses CannadayBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

20.9.1805 - 3.1806Acting Lieutenant John KingdonNAO

7 Petty Officers

1.12.1804 - 1805Unknown Simon Gage BrittonNAO1.12.1804 - 1805Midshipman Charles Hawkins (1787-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Boatswain's Mate James Rowden (1775-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Carpenter's Mate Hutchin Copeland (1776-?)NAO16.1.1805 - 1.12.1805Midshipman Alexander Graves (1784-?)NAO10.3.1805 - 1805Master's Mate George Almy (1775-?)NAO7.10.1805 - 2.12.1805Captain's Clerk Charles PenfoldNAO

25 Crewmen

1.12.1804 - 1805Able Seaman John Thomas (1784-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Able Seaman Finn Eldridge (1785-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Able Seaman William Smith (1775-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Able Seaman William Easton (1785-1838)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Able Seaman Henry Drake (1787-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Ordinary Seaman Dennis Cramer (1778-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Ordinary Seaman John Pearce (1773-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Ordinary Seaman John Beansey (1785-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Ordinary Seaman Joseph Tripter (1785-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 23.11.1805Ordinary Seaman John Barditon (1787-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Landman Donald McAching (1786-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Landman John Pollard (1784-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Landman Michael Connol (1779-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Landman Thomas Murphy (1780-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Landman Adam Anderson (1785-?)NAO1.12.1804 - 1805Landman Patrick Towling (1773-?)NAO5.1.1805 - 1805Able Seaman Wildred Andrew (1782-?)NAO8.1.1805 - 16.1.1805Able Seaman Alexander Graves (1784-?)NAO17.1.1805 - 1805Able Seaman George Latimer (1784-?)NAO22.1.1805 - 1805Boy Edward York (1791-?)NAO13.5.1805 - 1805Able Seaman John Oxford (1781-?)NAO6.9.1805 - 9.11.1805Ordinary Seaman John Smith (1776-?)NAO6.9.1805 - 1805Landman James DaviesNAO23.9.1805 - 1805Supernumerary John PhilpoeNAO5.10.1805 - 1805Able Seaman James McCuddy (1784-?)NAO

Service History

12.1800Purchased at Jamaica - Greater Antilles at a cost of £2500.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1801Renamed PickleBWAS-1793
1803Attached to Admiral William Cornwallis' Inshore SquadronE-WIKI
25.3.1804Went to the assistance of Magnificent (74) , which had run on to a shoal off Brest, and assisted in the rescue of her crew.
10.1805Watching the the coast off Cadiz
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
1.11.1805Made landfall at Falmouth carrying dispatches from the Battle of TrafalgarE-WIKI
3.1.1807Took the Privateer La Favorite (14) BG
27.7.1808Wrecked off CadizBWAS-1793


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