Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down2.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Obidiah AylesBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1"Imperial Feet30.5054 
Length of Keel77' 4 ½"Imperial Feet23.4823 
Breadth30' 6 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen384Tons BM 


1.1805Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers

3.1805 - 2.1806Commander Alexander Shippard (1771-1841)BWAS-17932.1806 - 1809Commander John LakeBWAS-17931810Commander Andrew HodgeBWAS-17931811Commander Alexander KennedyBWAS-17931812 - 9.1813Commander John Ellis Watt (d.1813)BWAS-179311.1820 - 7.1822Commander William Mackenzie GodfreyBWAS-17937.1822 - 4.1823Commander Alfred MatthewsBWAS-17934.1823 - 1824Commander Charles CroleBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers

18.7.1810 - 21.10.1813Lieutenant William CampbellNBD184913.2.1822 - 24.9.1822First Lieutenant Edwin Ludlow RichNBD184920.9.1824 - 2.1825Lieutenant Warre Squire Bradley (1797-?)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers

16.3.1806 - 9.1809Midshipman Christopher Beer (d.1872)NBD18498.1809 - 12.1810Midshipman William Augustus ArchibaldNBD18491822 - 20.9.1824Master's Mate Warre Squire Bradley (1797-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman

25.3.1805 - 16.3.18061st Class Volunteer Christopher Beer (d.1872)NBD1849

Service History

3.3.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.5.1805Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
17.11.1807Took the Privateer L'Amiral Décrès (14) at 3 A.M. , Ushant S. 17 leaguesBG


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