Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIsemonger's Yard - Littlehampton BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas IsemongerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


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 


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

2 Ship Commanders

3.1807 - 29.9.1813Commander Thomas Edward Symonds (1781-1868)BWAS-179329.9.1813 - 5.11.1813Commander William MatherBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

12.1810 - 1810Lieutenant Prosper Ambrose (d.1848)NBD184929.1.1811 - 14.10.1813Lieutenant Nathaniel Brice (1787-?)NBD1849

Service History

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


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