Sophie

7809
Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered21.11.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1808BWAS-1793
Launched8.9.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PelhamBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold15.8.1825BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 3"Imperial Feet30.5562 
Length of Keel77' 5 ⅜"Imperial Feet23.4791 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Forward6' 4"Imperial Feet1.9304 
Draught Aft10' 6"Imperial Feet3.2004 
Burthen387 4094Tons BM 

Armament


8.9.1809Broadside 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

9 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1809 - 1814CommanderNicholas LockyerBWAS-179312.1814 - 4.1815LieutenantJames Barnwell TattnellBWAS-179327.4.1815 - 5.1815CommanderSilas Thomson HoodBWAS-17935.1815 - 20.9.1815LieutenantWilliam Gilbert RobertsBWAS-17938.1818 - 22.11.1820CommanderSir William Saltonstall WisemanBWAS-179312.1820 - 7.1822CommanderGeorge FrenchBWAS-17937.1822 - 4.1823CommanderRobert Graham DunlopBWAS-17934.1823 - 10.1824LieutenantGeorge Frederick Ryves (d.1858)BWAS-17934.1825 - 15.8.1825LieutenantEdward Blanckley (d.1845)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
8.9.1809Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
23.12.1809Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
28.8.1812Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
15.9.1814Attack on Fort Bowyer
14.12.1814Battle of Lake Borgne
1815Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
12.1815Began large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1817Completed large repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1818Recommisisoned for JamaicaBWAS-1793
8.1818Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1818Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
12.1820Recommisisoned for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
7.1824Left Burma for Calcutta to obtain additional seamen and storesTRN6
4.9.1824Arrived in RangoonTRN6
19.9.1824Actions in the Rangoon River
15.8.1825Sold in the East Indies for £3,200BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TRN6The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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