HMS Egeria (1807)
HM Ship Egeria, Capt Lewis Hole, with the Aalborg, Danish Cutter, a prize, in Tow, HM Brig Childers shewing her Nos March 2 1809
|Ordered:||19 November 1805|
|Builder:||Nicholas Bools & William Good, Bridport|
|Launched:||31 October 1807|
Receiving ship at Devonport from 1825|
Broken up 1864
|Class and type:||18-gun Cormorant-class sloop|
|Tons burthen:||426 42/94 bm|
108 ft 3 in (33.0 m) (overall)|
90 ft 7 in (27.6 m) (keel)
|Beam:||29 ft 9 in (9.1 m)|
|Depth of hold:||9 ft 0.5 in (2.76 m)|
The Cormorant class was designed by Sir William Rule and Sir John Henslow as 16-gun ship-sloops. The first batch, ordered in 1793 was armed with 6-pounder long guns, but Egeria was one of the second batch ordered in 1805, and carried 32-pounder carronades instead. She was rated 18-gun at first, but was later rated as a 26-gun sixth-rate. Under the rating system of the day her number of guns could be largely nominal (in this case the number of long guns she would have carried had she been so-armed); the re-rating in February 1817 included her carronades in the total and did not involve any actual change to her armament. She was of 426 tons (Builder's Old Measurement) and carried a crew of 135 men.
On 21 December 1808, Egeria, commanded by Commander Lewis Hole, captured the French 10-gun vessel Noesois off the Scaw. On 2 March 1809 she captured the Danish 6-gun cutter Aalborg, after the packet Lord Nelson had engaged her closely.
On 30 December 1811 she was ordered to sea from the port of Leith to search for stragglers from a Baltic convoy. Early the following day, about 70 miles off St Abb's Head, she engaged and captured the Danish privateer 14-gun, 70-ton cutter Alvor.
Egeria became a receiving ship at Devonport in 1825 and was broken up in 1864.
- "HMS Egeria at the Age of Nelson website". http://www.ageofnelson.org/MichaelPhillips/info.php?ref=0817. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
- "HMS Egeria at William Loney website". http://www.pdavis.nl/ShowShip.php?id=1384. Retrieved 2009-08-15.