Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down6.1804BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Green - Deptford - Barnards' Thames Yards BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Frances Barnard (d.1825)BWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 0"Imperial Feet30.48 
Length of Keel77' 3 ⅛"Imperial Feet23.4728 
Breadth30' 6 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen383 3294Tons BM 


22.8.1804Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

8 Ship Commanders

11.1804 - 1805Commander William WooldridgeBWAS-17931805 - 1806Commander Edward RatseyBWAS-179322.2.1806 - 5.9.1806Lieutenant Edward Thomas Troubridge (1787-1852)BWAS-17935.9.1806 - 8.1807Commander Edward Thomas Troubridge (1787-1852)BWAS-179312.8.1807 - 9.1807Commander William WilbrahamBWAS-17939.1807 - 1808Commander George Pigot (d.1809)BWAS-17931808 - 10.1808Commander Justice FinleyBWAS-179310.1808 - 3.1809Commander John James Ridge (d.1809)BWAS-1793

Service History

3.9.1804Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
24.10.1804Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
24.12.1804Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
2.8.1805Action of 1805-08-02
26.7.1806Action of 1806-07-26
26.7.1806Took the Frigate Pallas (36)
3.1809Lost, presumed foundered with all hands near Rodrigues Island in the Indian OceanBWAS-1793


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Posted by Tim Oakley on Wednesday 16th of May 2012 21:16

Feb / Mar 1807 Blenheim 74 Captain Austin Bissell, R-Ad Thomas Troubridge and passenger Charles Fullerton Elphinstone RN with Java 32 founder of Rodrigues Island, Indian Ocean while en route from Madras to Cape Town with only the Harrier 18 Commander William Wilbraham arriving

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