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HMS Leveret (1806

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Leveret
Ordered: 16 July 1803
Builder: John King of Dover
Launched: 14 January 1806
Fate: Wrecked 10 Nov 1807
General characteristics
Type: Cruizer-class brig-sloop
Tonnage: 384 22/94 (bm)
Length: 100 ft 0 in (30.48 m) (gundeck)
77 ft 2 3/4 in (23.539 m) (keel)
Beam: 30 ft 7 in (9.32 m)
Draught: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) (laden);10 ft 0 in (3.05 m) (unladen)
Depth of hold: 12 ft 9 in (3.89 m)
Sail plan: Brig rigged
Complement: 121
Armament: 16 x 32-pounder carronades + 2 x 6-pounder bow guns
HMS Leveret was a Cruizer-class brig-sloop built by John King at Dover and launc
hed in 1806. She was commissioned under Commander George Salt. She sailed for th
e Mediterranean in April 1807 and was off Cadiz in July. Later she sailed to the
Baltic. On 21 October she recaptured the brig Beaver, of Yarmouth.[1]
Later that month Commander Richard James Laurence OConnor took command. She was u
nder his command when she wrecked on the Galloper Rock near Great Yarmouth durin
g a gale on 10 November.[2] She had been ordered to see Waldemaar, a captured Da
nish ship-of-the-line, safely into port.[3] No lives were lost as a fishing smac
k, the Samuel, came up and Leveret's crew used her boats to transfer to the smac
k.[4]
The court martial held on board Magnanime in Sheerness Harbour on 18 November 18
07 ruled that O'Connor, his officers and his crew had made every exertion to sav
e their ship once she had struck.[3] Rear Admiral Wells, Commander-in-Chief Shee
rness, then charged that O'Connor had not helped a frigate on her beam ends on the
Long Sand on 10 November.[3] The court ruled that O'Connor was blameless and th
at the charge was not proven. O'Connors next command was the 18-gun brig Ned Elve
n.
References
Citations
The London Gazette: no. 16123. p. 307. 27 February 1808.
Gossett (1986), p.61.
The Naval chronicle, Volume 18, pp.515-6.
Hepper (1994), p.120.
Bibliography
Gossett, William Patrick (1986) The lost ships of the Royal Navy, 1793-1900.
(London:Mansell). ISBN 0-7201-1816-6
Hepper, David J. (1994) British Warship Losses in the Age of Sail, 1650-1859
. (Rotherfield: Jean Boudriot). ISBN 0-948864-30-3
Michael Phillips Ships of the Old Navy"
Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 17931817: Design, C
onstruction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1.
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