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HMS Leveret (1806

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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
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
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.
Gossett, William Patrick (1986) The lost ships of the Royal Navy, 1793-1900.
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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.
Cruizer-class brig-sloop
Maritime incidents in 1807
1806 ships
Cruizer-class brig-sloops
Ships built in Kent
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