Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardIpswich - Suffolk BWAS-1793
Ship ClassSeagull ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Jabez BaileyBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck93' 0"Imperial Feet28.3464 
Length of Keel76' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet23.1807 
Breadth26' 6"Imperial Feet7.9502 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen284 894Tons BM 


11.7.1805Broadside Weight = 174 Imperial Pound ( 78.909 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck14 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

11.7.1805Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1.180595Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders

8.1805 - 1807Commander Thomas GarthBWAS-17933.1808 - 2.1813Commander William StephensBWAS-17932.1813 - 11.1813Lieutenant Charles Taylor (d.1832)BWAS-179311.1813 - 1815Commander William Richard Bamber (d.1843)BWAS-17931815 - 7.1815Lieutenant John GilmoreBWAS-1793

7 Commissioned Officers

13.9.1805 - 22.1.1806Sub-Lieutenant Lestock Francis Boileau (1785-?)NBD184922.1.1806 - 1806Lieutenant Lestock Francis Boileau (1785-?)NBD18496.10.1806 - 28.5.1807Lieutenant James John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)NBD184910.1809 - 4.5.1810Acting Lieutenant James AtkinsNBD18494.5.1810 - 10.8.1811Lieutenant James AtkinsNBD18498.1811 - 17.1.1811Acting Lieutenant Thomas Kirby (1790-?)NBD184917.10.1811 - 30.11.1813Lieutenant Thomas Kirby (1790-?)NBD1849

Service History

22.7.1805Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1805Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
25.9.1805Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
26.6.1807Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
21.3.1810Capture of Santa Maura
21.3.1810Capture of Santa Maura
11.1813On the ClydeBWAS-1793
7.1815Placed in OrdinaryBWAS-1793
3.4.1817Sold at Plymouth to Mr. Ismay for £690BWAS-1793


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Posted by regis on Sunday 8th of May 2016 11:37

sold to venezulan agents and renamed Libertador

Captain Walter Davis Chitty

see War, Demobilization and Memory: The Legacy of War in the Era of Atlantic ... of Alan Forrest,Karen Hagemann,Michael Rowe

page 103

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