Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Designed by Thomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Thomas King (1739-1815)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck77' 0"Imperial Feet23.4696 
Length of Keel59' 1"Imperial Feet17.986 
Breadth26' 1"Imperial Feet7.929 
Depth in Hold10' 8 ½"Imperial Feet3.0607 
Burthen213 8294Tons BM 


1799Broadside Weight = 108 Imperial Pound ( 48.978 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179970 BWAS-1793

2 Ship Commanders

1799 - 1803Commander William DurbanBWAS-17931.1804 - 1.3.1804Lieutenant William Layman (1768-1826)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer

8.1803 - 1.3.1804Acting Lieutenant Alexander Barclay Branch (1784-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

28.8.1801 - 10.1803Midshipman Alexander Bissett (d.1848)NBD1849

1 Crewman

16.7.1799 - 28.8.18013rd Class Boy Alexander Bissett (d.1848)NBD1849

Service History

1799Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
14.4.1799Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.7.1799Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £3002.0.0dBWAS-1793
19.10.1800Took the Cutter Le Petit Chasseur (1) off PortlandBG
1.3.1804Wrecked on Cabrita PointBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 5th of November 2017 11:39

5 Aug.1801, the boats of the squadron, boarded the wreck of Jason36, under fire from French batteries, and smaller vessels with which she was surrounded. Lt. Ross of the Weazle made an aborted attempt to set her on fire,
6 Aug.1801, Lt. Ross of the Weazle with the boats of the Weazle, Insolent, and Liberty, which also engaged the French squadron Were able to board and destroy the wrecked Jason36.

Posted by Tim Oakley on Sunday 5th of November 2017 11:37

27th February 1802 Weazle sloop of war, Captain Durban, which sailed with dispatches from Plymouth arrived at Malta, excepting, however, Mr. Elphinstone, the Surgeon had died on the passage.

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