Nominal Guns14
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyFrench brig 'L'Amaranthe' (1793) (14)
First Commissioned8.1797
ShipyardHonfleur - Normandy BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck86' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet26.2192 
Length of Keel68' 8 ⅜"Imperial Feet20.7359 
Breadth28' 2 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold13' 2 ¾"Imperial Feet3.9815 
Burthen290 3094Tons BM 


8.1797Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

2 Commanding Officers

1.9.1797 - 16.9.1799CommanderFrancis VesseyBWAS-179316.9.1799 - 25.10.1799LieutenantGeorge Blake (d.1822)BWAS-1793

Service History

2.1.1797Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
8.1797Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
2.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5222.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1798Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
2.1799Took the Unrated La Petite Français (4) on the Jamaica Station
13.4.1799Took the Privateer Schooner Le Vengeur (6) at the East End of Jamaica losing 1 Quarter-Master killed and 3 Seamen slightly woundedBG
25.10.1799Wrecked near Cape Canaveral, Florida. 22 drownedBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site

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