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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 Class (1805)BWAS-1793
Designed by
Sir John HenslowBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1761-1795
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Thomas SuttonBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.1805 - 10.10.1807Commander
Edmund PalmerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1817
BWAS-1793
10.10.1807 - 25.11.1809Commander
Abel FerrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
BWAS-1793
25.11.1809 - 22.10.1810Lieutenant
James Ashley MaudeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1828
BWAS-1793
3.9.1810 - 24.2.1811Commander
John BowkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1785-1819
NBD1849
18.4.1811 - 7.6.1814Commander
Sir Fairfax MoresbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1870
BWAS-1793
7.6.1814 - 2.11.1814Commander
James Hanway PlumridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1863
BWAS-1793
5.10.1814 - 2.1815Lieutenant
Edward BoxerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1841
NBD1849
2.11.1814 - 7.1815Commander
Walter CrokerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
BWAS-1793
7.1815 - 9.1815Commander
Edward BoxerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1841
BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1808 - 27.12.1808Acting Lieutenant
Alexander BissettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
NBD1849
7.1.1814 - 5.1815Lieutenant
Nathaniel BarwellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1815
NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRankNameSource
9.12.1805 - 30.6.1808Master
John CookeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1809
ADM 29-1

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1808 - 10.1809Midshipman
Edward BlanckleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1841
NBD1849
9.1810 - 9.1815Midshipman
Thomas BrydgesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1848
NBD1849

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 Xebec
Le Corcira (8) 1812-1812
French 8 Gun
Privateer Xebec
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

 

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