Primrose

7788
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.1.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1806BWAS-1793
Launched5.8.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardFowey - Cornwall BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorThomas NickellsBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Wrecked22.1.1809BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 2 ½"Imperial Feet30.4927 
Length of Keel77' 6"Imperial Feet23.4914 
Breadth30' 6 ¼"Imperial Feet9.1504 
Depth in Hold12' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet3.664 
Burthen384Tons BM 

Armament


5.8.1807Broadside 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

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.1807 - 22.1.1809CommanderJames Mein (d.1809)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
31.8.1807Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
19.1.1808Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
22.1.1809Wrecked on Manacle Rock near Helston, all drowned save one boyBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
 

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