Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Lynn BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSnake Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJosiah and Thomas BrindleyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 1 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 5"Imperial Feet23.4877 
Breadth30' 7"Imperial Feet9.3218 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 8"Imperial Feet2.032 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen385 1594Tons BM 


11.3.1797Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
20.12.1796121Design Complement

10 Commanding Officers

4.1798 - 3.9.1799CommanderJohn Rennie (d.1801)BWAS-179318.10.1799 - 1802CommanderGeorge Ralph Collier (1774-1824)BWAS-17931802LieutenantCharles James Johnston (d.1835)BWAS-179322.4.1802 - 12.1.1803CommanderVictor John Hornsey (d.1803)BWAS-17931.1803 - 6.1803CommanderJohn Shortland (d.1809)BWAS-17936.1803 - 1804LieutenantHood Hanway ChristianBWAS-17931805 - 1807LieutenantGeorge BellBWAS-17931807CaptainArchibald Cochrane (1783-1829)BWAS-179312.10.1807 - 1808CommanderHenry HartBWAS-17931808 - 9.1808LieutenantThomas GroubeBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers

20.3.1805 - 20.3.1806Acting LieutenantRobert White Parsonsref:55919.10.1807 - 29.8.1808Acting LieutenantJohn Henry Servante (d.1837)ref:559

Service History

11.4.1798Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
18.6.1798Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
8.1799In the HelderBWAS-1793
30.8.1799Seizure of the Dutch Fleet at Vlieter
2.1800Began making good defects at Sheerness Dockyard BWAS-1793
3.1801Completed making good defects at Sheerness Dockyard at a cost of £3125.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.9.1801Victor vs Fleche
7.5.1805Took the Privateer Le Amis Reunis (2) in the Persian Gulf
5.9.1808Put out of commission in the East Indies, to be soldBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ref:559Australlian RoyaltyMarion PurnellWeb Site

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