Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down1796BWAS-1793
ShipyardRedbridge - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Designed by Samuel BenthamBWAS-1793
Constructor Hobbs & HellyerBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSchooner BWAS-1793
Broken Up5.1814BWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck80' 0"Imperial Feet24.384 
Length of Keel56' 7 ½"Imperial Feet17.0815 
Breadth22' 2"Imperial Feet6.731 
Depth in Hold11' 6"Imperial Feet3.5052 
Burthen148Tons BM 


4.1798Broadside Weight = 120 Imperial Pound ( 54.42 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck12 British 18-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
179650Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers

4.1798 - 1802Lieutenant William Peake (1780-1813)BWAS-17931802Lieutenant William Archbold (d.1843)BWAS-17932.1803 - 1807Lieutenant William Archbold (d.1843)BWAS-1793

Service History

4.1798Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1798Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1801In the BalticBWAS-1793
1802Paid offBWAS-1793
1802In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1803Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1803Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
13.6.1803Took the Privateer L'Espiègle (12)
9.1804Paid off and RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1807In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1814Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

Notes on Ship

This ship was built for the Navy, but as an experimental design was 'purchased' at the time of launch instead of having a formal order date.


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