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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.11.1802BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1804BWAS-1793
Launched24.12.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDartmouth - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class (1797)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Benjamin TannerBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up11.1815BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet23.476 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen386 5094Tons BM 

Armament


24.12.1805Broadside 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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1806 - 1809Commander
Alexander MilnerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1812
BWAS-1793
1810Commander
John BedfordBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1813
BWAS-1793
1811 - 20.6.1812Commander
Edward Reynolds SiblyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1793
20.6.1812 - 7.1812Commander
Benjamin CrispinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1813
BWAS-1793
7.1812Commander
George CanningBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1814
NAO
7.1812 - 1813Commander
Edward Reynolds SiblyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1814
BWAS-1793
8.3.1814 - 5.1814Commander
Algernon PercyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
BWAS-1793
17.5.1814 - 6.1815Commander
Edwin JamesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1815
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1812Lieutenant
Daniel O'HeaBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1812
TRN5
1812Acting Lieutenant
John TheedBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1812-1822
E-WIKI

Service History


DateEventSource
28.1.1806Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.6.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
15.11.1807Took the Schooner
Le Friedland (2) 1807-1807
French 2 Gun
Privateer Schooner
, the Lizard bearing North 7 or 8 leagues.
BG
7.11.1809Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
19.4.1810Took the Privateer
Le Général Ottaway (12) 1810-1810
French 12 Gun
Privateer
in the Mediterranean

7.6.1810Took the Privateer
L'Intrépide (2) 1810-1810
French 2 Gun
Privateer
off Corsica

26.7.1811Took the Privateer
La Belle Genoise (2) 1811-1811
French 2 Gun
Privateer
off Sicily

15.6.1812Action of 1812-06-15
16.9.1813Took the Privateer
Le Guerrier (4) 1813-1813
French 4 Gun
Privateer
off Anzio

5.10.1813Attack off Anzio
6.1814Paid offBWAS-1793
11.1815Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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