Comet

21620
Nominal Guns2B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered10.11.1819B181
Keel Laid Down21.11.1821B181
Launched23.5.1822B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford B181
Designed by Oliver LangB181
Constructor Boulton, Watt & co.B181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypePaddle Steamer B181
Sailing RigSchoonerB181
Sold for Break Up1869B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck115' 0"Imperial Feet35.052 
Length of Keel101' 2"Imperial Feet30.8356 
Breadth21' 3"Imperial Feet6.477 
Depth in Hold11' 11"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Displacement239Ton 
Burthen238Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1817
Propulsion MethodPaddle Wheels  

Armament


1822Broadside Weight = 6 Imperial Pound ( 2.721 kg)B181
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
182716 B181

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
23.4.1836 - 6.1.1837Lieutenant Robert OtwayBWAS-18176.1.1837 - 1.7.1837Commander Robert OtwayBWAS-18171.7.1837 - 1842Lieutenant George Thomas GordonBWAS-1817

 

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