|In service:||1805 - 1819|
|Tons burthen:||282 36/94 bm|
|Length:||93 ft (28 m) (gundeck)
76 ft (23 m) (keel)
|Beam:||26 ft 5 in (8.05 m)|
|Depth of hold:||12 ft (3.7 m)|
The Seagull class were built as a class of thirteen 16-gun brig-sloops for the Royal Navy, although an extra 2 carronades were added soon after completion. The class was designed by one of the Surveyors of the Navy - Sir William Rule - and approved on 4 January 1805. Five vessels to this design were ordered in December 1804; eight more were ordered in the summer.
Unlike the larger Cruiser-class brig-sloops, whose main battery was composed of 32-pounder carronades, the Seagull class (and the similar Fly-class brig-sloops designed by Rule's co-surveyor - Sir John Henslow) were armed with a main battery of 24-pounder carronades.
|Seagull||1 July 1805||Captured 1808; decommissioned from Norwegian navy 1817|
|Oberon||13 August 1805||Broken up May 1816|
|Imogen||11 July 1805||Sold for breaking on 3 April 1817|
|Nightingale||29 July 1805||Sold for breaking 23 November 1815|
|Savage||30 July 1805||Sold for breaking 6 March 1819|
|Paulina||7 December 1805||Sold for breaking 30 May 1816|
|Orestes||23 October 1805||Sold for breaking 6 March 1817|
|Electra||21 January 1806||Wrecked 1808|
|Julia||4 February 1806||Wrecked at Tristan de Cunha 2 October 1817|
|Sheldrake||21 March 1806||Sold for breaking 6 March 1816|
- Winfield (2004), p.73.
- Winfield, Rif (2008). British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793–1817: Design, Construction, Careers and Fates. Seaforth. ISBN 1-86176-246-1.
- Winfield, Rif; Lyon, David (2004). The Sail and Steam Navy List: All the Ships of the Royal Navy 1815–1889. London: Chatham Publishing. ISBN 978-1-86176-032-6. OCLC 52620555.