Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down12.1795BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas PollardBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 8 ⅜"Imperial Feet27.4415 
Breadth29' 9"Imperial Feet8.8646 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 7"Imperial Feet2.3114 
Draught Aft11' 7"Imperial Feet3.5306 
Burthen426 9294Tons BM 


29.11.1796Broadside Weight = 51 Imperial Pound ( 23.1288 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 6-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1793125Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

5.12.1796 - 18.8.1798Commander Richard Harrison PearsonBWAS-17931797Commander Richard Harrison PearsonBWAS-179318.8.1798 - 10.10.1799Commander Christopher LarocheBWAS-179310.10.1799 - 1801Commander William Parker (1781-1866)BWAS-17931801 - 15.10.1802Commander George Irwin (d.1810)BWAS-179315.10.1802 - 28.5.1803Commander Frederick Cotterell (1780-1811)BWAS-179328.5.1803 - 12.8.1812Commander George Le GeytBWAS-179312.8.1812 - 9.1815Commander Robert Little CoulsonBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

9.5.1810 - 16.9.1811Lieutenant James BrasierNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

11.1796 - 1796Purser Michael Fitton (1765-1852)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers

4.1805 - 26.2.1806Master's Mate George Charles BlakeNBD184912.3.1806 - 1.1807Sub-Lieutenant James BrasierNBD1849

1 Crewman

1.7.1807 - 18081st Class Volunteer William Cuppage (d.1856)NBD1849

Service History

12.1795Began First cost, including fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
29.11.1796Completed First cost, including fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £15073.0.0dBWAS-1793
16.8.1797Took the Lugger Le Lynx (14) off the HumberBG
12.1797Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
3.1800Took the Privateer Louise (8) off the Humber
27.7.1801Took the Privateer Cantara (12) off Cape Ortegal
1.4.1802Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
3.4.1803Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
24.2.1804Took the Schooner La Coquette (2)
30.3.1804Took the Privateer L'Hirondelle (1)
23.3.1805Took the Privateer Antelope (5) on the Puerto Rican coast
1807Returned home in the summerBWAS-1793
5.7.1808Sailed with a convoy for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
12.12.1808Action at St Pierre
28.1.1809Capture of Martinique
1811On the Irish stationBWAS-1793
1814At LeithBWAS-1793
9.1815Paid off into Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
30.5.1816Sold at Deptford for £1,110BWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 8th of April 2018 16:17

16 Mar 1803 Mid Murray of the Leviathan, has been promoted Lieut, for service on the Stork.

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