Tweed

7234
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.11.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1806BWAS-1793
Launched10.1.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIsemonger's Yard - Littlehampton BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revived
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas IsemongerBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked5.11.1813BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck109' 1"Imperial Feet33.226 
Length of Keel91' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet27.7432 
Breadth29' 9 ½"Imperial Feet8.8519 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 9"Imperial Feet2.3622 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen430 8394Tons BM 

Armament


1807Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1807121EstablishmentBWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.1807 - 29.9.1813CommanderThomas Edward Symonds (1781-1868)BWAS-179329.9.1813 - 5.11.1813CommanderWilliam MatherBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1810 - 1810LieutenantProsper Ambrose (d.1848)NBD184929.1.1811 - 14.10.1813LieutenantNathaniel Brice (1787-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
26.1.1807Moved to Portsmouth to be finishedBWAS-1793
2.6.1807Completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
30.6.1807Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
29.2.1808Took the Privateer Santisima Trinidad (4)
16.3.1808Took the Privateer L'Aventure (3)
1809In JamaicaBWAS-1793
1810Returned homeBWAS-1793
10.1810Took the Privateer Steinbill (10) in the North Sea
13.12.1812Sailed for the west coast of AfricaBWAS-1793
5.11.1813Wrecked in Shoal Bay, Newfoundland with the loss of 64 menBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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