Harpy

7692
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1795BWAS-1793
Launched2.1796BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKing's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
Ship ClassDiligence ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas Jones King (1765-1818)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold10.9.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck95' 0"Imperial Feet28.956 
Length of Keel75' 1 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.8759 
Breadth28' 1 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold12' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen316 1394Tons BM 

Armament


2.1796Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
22.4.1795121Design Complement

14 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1796 - 8.4.1800CommanderHenry BazelyBWAS-17938.4.1800 - 2.4.1801CommanderWilliam BirchallBWAS-17932.4.1801 - 5.1801CommanderCharles Worsley Boys (1778-1809)BWAS-17938.1802 - 1805CommanderEdmund HeywoodBWAS-17931.1806 - 1807LieutenantGeorge MowbrayBWAS-17935.1809 - 21.10.1810CommanderGeorge William BlameyBWAS-17938.1809LieutenantCharles Anthony (1777-1846)NBD184921.10.1810 - 29.3.1811CommanderEdward Henry A'Court (1783-1855)NBD184929.3.1811 - 26.1.1812CommanderHenderson Bain (1775-1862)NBD184926.1.1812 - 3.1813LieutenantSamuel HoreBWAS-17933.1813 - 6.4.1813CommanderHenderson Bain (1775-1862)NBD18496.4.1813 - 8.1813CaptainHenderson Bain (1775-1862)NBD18496.4.1813 - 9.1814CommanderThomas Griffith Allen (d.1814)BWAS-17937.2.1815 - 1817CommanderGeorge TylerBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.1.1810 - 4.9.1810LieutenantThomas Blakiston (1790-?)NBD184924.3.1815 - 2.1816LieutenantWilliam Nettleton BoyceNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1804 - 18051st Class VolunteerWilliam BlenkarneNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1795Began building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover BWAS-1793
2.1796Completed building at King's Boatbuilders - Dover at a cost of £3683.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.2.1796Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.5.1796Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3167.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1797Took the Privateer Le Cotentin in the Channel
22.6.1797Took the Privateer L'Espérance
14.5.1798Operations against Ostend
5.2.1800Capture of the Pallas
2.4.1801Battle of Copenhagen
5.1801Paid off, date uncertainBWAS-1793
8.1802RecommissionedBWAS-1793
31.10.1803Action near Etaples
12.3.1804Took the Privateer Penriche (2) off Calais
23.4.1805Action of 1805-04-23
1807Paid off into Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
4.1809Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1809RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1809Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
1.5.1810Sailed with a convoy for HalifaxBWAS-1793
2.1.1811Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
10.9.1817Sold to Mr. Kilsby for £710BWAS-1793


Fleets

DatesFleetFleet CommanderSource
14.5.1798-20.5.1798Raid on OstendHome Riggs Popham (1762-1820) 
 

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