Wizard

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1805BWAS-1793
Launched11.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRingmore - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassFly ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas SuttonBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold17.10.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck96' 4"Imperial Feet29.2777 
Length of Keel79' 9"Imperial Feet24.1046 
Breadth25' 10 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen284Tons BM 

Armament


11.1805Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.180594Design Complement

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1805 - 10.10.1807CommanderEdmund PalmerBWAS-179310.10.1807 - 25.11.1809CommanderAbel FerrisBWAS-179325.11.1809 - 22.10.1810LieutenantJames Ashley MaudeBWAS-17933.9.1810 - 24.2.1811CommanderJohn Bowker (1770-1847)NBD184918.4.1811 - 7.6.1814CommanderSir Fairfax Moresby (1786-1877)BWAS-17937.6.1814 - 2.11.1814CommanderJames Hanway Plumridge (1787-1863)BWAS-17935.10.1814 - 2.1815LieutenantEdward Boxer (1784-?)NBD18492.11.1814 - 7.1815CommanderWalter CrokerBWAS-17937.1815 - 9.1815CommanderEdward Boxer (1784-?)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1808 - 27.12.1808Acting LieutenantAlexander Bissett (d.1848)NBD18497.1.1814 - 5.1815LieutenantNathaniel Barwell (1793-?)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
9.12.1805 - 30.6.1808MasterJohn CookeADM29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1808 - 10.1809MidshipmanEdward Blanckley (d.1845)NBD18499.1810 - 9.1815MidshipmanThomas BrydgesNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.11.1805Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
17.2.1806Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.3.1806Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
6.3.1807Capture of Alexandria
10.5.1808Wizard vs Requin
1.8.1808Attack at Noli
3.4.1812Took the Privateer Xebec Le Corcira (8) BG
25.3.1813Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
5.10.1813Siege of Trieste
9.1815Paid off into Ordinary at DeptfordBWAS-1793
17.10.1816Sold at Deptford for £700BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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