Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardSouth Shields - Durham - River Tyne BWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1793
Broken Up7.1809BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck92' 5"Imperial Feet28.1051 
Length of Keel75' 3"Imperial Feet22.8752 
Breadth28' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet8.5408 
Depth in Hold12' 6 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen323 6494Tons BM 


4.1797Broadside Weight = 190 Imperial Pound ( 86.165 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck4 British 68-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 10" Mortar
Quarterdeck4 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179767Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders

8.1797 - 1800Commander John BroughtonBWAS-17931.1801 - 5.1801Commander Anthony Thompson (d.1824)BWAS-17935.1801 - 1802Commander Edward Walpole Browne (1767-1846)BWAS-1793

Service History

21.4.1797Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
17.10.1797Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £9626.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.11.1798Took the Sloop San Leon (16) on the Lisbon Station
10.1799Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
6.1802Laid up at DeptfordBWAS-1793
7.1809Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Mercantile Leander built 1795


Previous comments on this page

Posted by Adam Quigley on Wednesday 21st of January 2015 20:33

John Stoddart is commander of the Strombolo bomb ketch in june 1813 firing on the city of Tarragona during the anglo-sicilian siege and patrolling the coast to Torredembarra.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 29th of August 2012 19:24

Feb 1800 Stromboli [or Strombolo?] commander Broughton bomb boat in Mediterranean

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