Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardSouth Shields - Durham - River Tyne BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Burthen340Tons BM 


6.1804Broadside Weight = 135 Imperial Pound ( 61.2225 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

4 Commanding Officers

8.5.1804 - 1805CommanderWilliam Richardson (d.1805)BWAS-17934.1808 - 1810LieutenantEdward BlaquiereBWAS-17931810 - 1812LieutenantWilliam GilchristBWAS-17931813 - 1814LieutenantEdward BlaquiereBWAS-1793

1 Warrant Officer

24.8.1804 - 15.7.1805Acting MasterWilliam SpiersADM29-1

Service History

5.1804Began fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
6.1804Completed fitting at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
12.6.1804Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
4.8.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1807In Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
3.1808Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
4.1808Recieving ship at YarmouthBWAS-1793
4.1808Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
9.1808Completed fittingBWAS-1793
30.6.1814Sold at Deptford for £2,560BWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

Mercantile Volunteer built in 1803


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Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 09:11

Papers Respecting The Navy, Presented In Pursuance Of Addresses of the House of Lords to His Majesty.
Navy Office, 18th March 1805

HMS Utile was purchased form Mssrs. Blumers (in document Bulmers)
'Volunteer' was 2 year old and has 341bm
was purchased for £5,000
moreover £3,205 were spent to fitting the ship at King'S Yard.

Posted by AvM on Saturday 22nd of July 2017 09:08

J.F.Clarke book
"Building Ships on the North East Coast"

She was built by
R. & J. Blumer, South Shields in 1803

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