HMS Moira (1805)

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Career (UK) Royal Navy Ensign
Name: HMS Moira
Builder: Kingston Royal Naval Dockyard, Ontario
Launched: 28 May 1805
Renamed: Charwell on 22 January 1814
Reclassified: Re-rigged as brig in 1813
Powder hulk in 1816
Accommodation vessel in 1827
Fate: Sold in 1837
General characteristics
Class and type: 14-gun schooner
later 16-gun brig-sloop
Tons burthen: 168 long tons (171 t)
Length: 70 ft 6 in (21.49 m)
Beam: 23 ft 8 in (7.21 m)
Draught: 7 ft (2.1 m)
Propulsion: Sails
Sail plan: schooner
later brig sloop
Complement: 86 (in 1830)
Armament: launched as 14-guns
rearmed with 16 guns in 1813: 2 × 9-pdr and 14 × 24-pdr carronades
after 1814 the 9-pdrs and 2 carronades were replaced by 1 × 18-pdr

HMS Moira (or HMS Earl of Moira) was a British 14-gun schooner of the Royal Navy, that plied the waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River during the War of 1812 Engagements on Lake Ontario.

She was launched on 28 May 1805 at Kingston Royal Naval Dockyard, Ontario to a design by Alexander Munn, and was named for the 1st Marquis of Hastings and 2nd Earl of Moira (1754-1826). She was rebuilt in 1813, being re-rigged as a brig, and carrying 16 guns. She was renamed Charwell on 22 January 1814, and after the end of the war saw use as a powder hulk from 1816 and an accommodation vessel from 1827. She was sold in 1837

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