Nominal Guns20
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
ShipyardWhitby - Yorkshire
Ship TypeArmed Vessel


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck99' 8"Imperial Feet30.1978 
Length of Keel82' 9 ½"Imperial Feet25.0063 
Breadth29' 1"Imperial Feet8.842 
Depth in Hold12' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Draught Forward7' 0"Imperial Feet2.1336 
Draught Aft9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Burthen374Tons BM 


5.1798Broadside Weight = 320 Imperial Pound ( 145.12 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.179890 BWAS-1793

7 Commanding Officers

5.1798 - 1799CommanderJohn Parker Robinson (d.1800)BWAS-17931799 - 9.1799CommanderHenry CombeBWAS-179314.1.1803 - 6.1803CommanderSir Thomas Brown (d.1851)NBD18496.1803 - 1807MasterH. DuncanBWAS-179319.4.1804 - 1804MasterJohn Fryer (1752-1817)1807 - 8.1807MasterStephen TrounceBWAS-17938.1807 - 11.11.1807MasterJohn FoxtonBWAS-1793

Service History

6.4.1798Began fitting at Blackwall - London BWAS-1793
3.5.1798Completed fitting at Blackwall - London at a cost of £3238.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.5.1798Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
23.5.1798Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
29.7.1798Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £3060.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1799Paid offBWAS-1793
10.1799Began fitted as a storeship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.1800Refitted as a 4 gun Unrated Storeship
5.1800Completed fitted as a storeship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £797.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1807Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
11.11.1807Wrecked in Canso Bay, Nova Scotia (may have been salvaged and broken up at Woolwich in August 1810)BWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim oakley on Saturday 2nd of June 2012 21:35

I have William as 12 gun store ship possibly en flute?
11 Nov 1807 William 12 store ship wrecked in the Gut of Canso, Nova Scotia

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