Buzzard

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Nominal Guns10B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.10.1826B181
Keel Laid Down12.1829B181
Launched23.3.1834B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
Ship ClassCherokee ClassB181
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)B181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSloop B181
Sailing RigBrigB181
Sold7.11.1843B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.2663 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Displacement297Tons BM 
Burthen235 994Tons BM 

Armament


23.3.1834Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

27.8.1834Broadside Weight = 27 Imperial Pound ( 12.2445 kg)B181
Gun Deck2 British 18-Pounder
Pivot Mount1 British 18-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1834 - 1834LieutenantWilliam Case Burbidge (1789-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.3.1834Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
27.8.1834Refitted as a 3 gun Unrated Brigantine
27.8.1834Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181


Sources


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

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