Thunderbolt

21099
Nominal Guns6B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.3.1841B181
Keel Laid Down4.1841B181
Launched13.1.1842B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
Ship ClassDriver ClassB181
Designed by Sir William SymondsB181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSteam Sloop B181
Wrecked3.2.1847B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck180' 0"Imperial Feet54.864 
Length of Keel156' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet47.5679 
Breadth36' 0"Imperial Feet10.9728 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Displacement1,590Ton 
Burthen1,055 6294Tons BM 

Armament


13.1.1842Broadside Weight = 110 Imperial Pound ( 49.885 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Upper Gun Deck2 British 42-Pounder Carronade
Pivot Mount2 British 10"

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1840149Design Complement

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
28.11.1842 - 18.12.1845Commander George Nathaniel Broke (1812-1855)NBD184927.12.1845 - 1848Commander Alexander Boyle (1810-?)NBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1845 - 21.8.1846Lieutenant George Sayer BoysNBD1849

 

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