Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyItalian brig-corvette 'Ronco' (1808) (14)
ShipyardVenice BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFriedland Class
Designed byJean TupinierBWAS-1793
Constructor CocconMIdN
Ship TypeBrig-Sloop
Sailing RigBrig


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck97' 7"Imperial Feet29.591 
Length of Keel76' 5"Imperial Feet23.186 
Breadth28' 8"Imperial Feet8.5598 
Depth in Hold18' 3"Imperial Feet5.4959 
Burthen334 394Tons BM 


8.1808Broadside Weight = 177 Imperial Pound ( 80.2695 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
8.1808100 BWAS-1793

5 Commanding Officers

8.1808 - 1809LieutenantJohn GourleyBWAS-17939.1808 - 27.12.1808LieutenantJohn WilsonBWAS-179327.12.1808 - 12.1810CommanderJohn WilsonBWAS-179313.12.1810 - 1.1811CommanderGeorge Matttew Jones (d.1831)BWAS-17935.1813 - 1814CommanderGeorge Matttew Jones (d.1831)BWAS-1793

Service History

8.1808Commissioned in the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
31.10.1809Action in Rosas Bay
29.1.1818Sold at Plymouth to Thomas Pitman for £800BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
MIdN La Marina Italiana di NapoleoneVirgilio Ilari & Piero CrocianiDigital Book

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Posted by AvM on Monday 28th of May 2018 15:09

She served till 1830s under the same name in the South Seas Trade.

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