Pearl

13199
Nominal Guns20B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.2.1826B181
Keel Laid Down7.1826B181
Launched17.3.1828B181
First Commissioned29.6.1828B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardWivenhoe - Essex B181
Designed byPhilip SaintyB181
ConstructorPhilip SaintyB181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up6.1851B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck118' 9"Imperial Feet35.9791 
Length of Keel94' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet28.6576 
Breadth (oa)33' 7 ⅜"Imperial Feet10.0679 
Breadth33' 3 ⅜"Imperial Feet10.0679 
Depth in Hold9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Burthen558 3494Tons BM 

Armament


1828Broadside Weight = 297 Imperial Pound ( 134.6895 kg)B181
Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1828125Design complementB181

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
4.1828 - 1832CommanderGeorge Charles BlakeNBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.4.1828 - 16.4.1831LieutenantJohn Billingsley (1796-?)NBD184921.6.1842 - 22.1.1845LieutenantWilliam Graves James CunninghamNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1848Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated  B181


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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