Nominal Guns4B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Keel Laid Down1838/06B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardChatham Dockyard B181
Ship ClassHydra Class
Designed bySir William SymondsB181
Ship TypeSteam Sloop
Sold for Break Up1865B181


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck165' 0"Imperial Feet50.292
Length of Keel143' 7 ¼"Imperial Feet43.5928
Breadth32' 10"Imperial Feet9.7536
Depth in Hold20' 4"Imperial Feet6.1976
Draught Forward12' 1"Imperial Feet3.6703
Draught Aft13' 0"Imperial Feet3.9624
Burthen814 9194Tons BM


1838/03/30Broadside Weight = 32 Imperial Pound ( 14.512 kg) B181
Gun Deck2British 32-Pounder
Pivot Mount2British 8inch

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1837/11/03135Design Complement 


1843/12/231845/07/23CommanderJames Paterson BowerNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1838/06Began building at Chatham Dockyard B181
1838/12/07Completed building at Chatham Dockyard at a cost of £27742.0.0dB181
1860Survey shipB181


B181 Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
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Posted by Eva West on Saturday 1st of June 2013 20:20

Commander from June 11, 1845 to Spring of 1847 was Joseph West. Source is NBD1949 page 1272

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