Queen

23850
Nominal Guns110B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.9.1833B181
Keel Laid Down11.1833B181
Named12.4.1839B181
Launched15.5.1839B181
First Commissioned1840B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
Ship ClassQueen Class
Designed bySir William SymondsB181
CategoryFirst RateB181
Ship TypeShip of the Line
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Rebuilt1858B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck204' 0"Imperial Feet62.1792 
Length of Keel166' 5 ¼"Imperial Feet50.6032 
Breadth59' 2"Imperial Feet17.9888 
Breadth (oa)60' 0"Imperial Feet18.288 
Depth in Hold23' 9"Imperial Feet7.0866 

Armament


3.4.1840Broadside Weight = 1840 Imperial Pound ( 834.44 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Middle Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Shell Gun
Middle Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pounder
Roundhouse4 British 18-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1840950EstablishmentB181

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1840 - 31.3.1841CaptainJohn William Montagu (1790-1882)W02531.3.1841 - 30.9.1849CaptainHenry John Codrington (1808-1877)W02530.9.1841 - 5.1842CaptainGeorge Frederick Rich (d.1863)B1815.1842 - 14.2.1843Acting CaptainHastings Reginald Henry (1808-1878)DB01314.2.1843 - 21.4.1844CaptainGeorge Frederick Rich (d.1863)W02522.4.1844 - 11.7.1844CaptainCharles Sullivan (1789-1862)B18119.7.1844 - 31.1.1744/45CaptainSir William Fanshawe Martin (1801-1895)W02516.4.1845 - 10.1845CaptainSir Baldwin Wake Walker (1802-1876)W02518.10.1845 - 26.11.1847CaptainHenry John LeekeW02526.11.1847 - 26.5.1849CaptainHenry William Bruce (1792-1863)W025

4 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1840 - 30.9.1841Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Edward Codrington (1770-1851)W02530.9.1841 - 21.4.1844Vice-AdmiralSir Edward William Campbell Rich Owen (1771-1849)W02519.7.1844 - 31.1.1845Vice-Admiral of the WhiteSir John Chambers White (1770-1845)W02516.4.1845 - 26.11.1847AdmiralSir John West (1774-1862)W025

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.10.1840 - 11.8.1841UnknownCharles Foreman BrownNBD18492.10.1841 - 7.3.1842LieutenantJames Crawford Caffin (1812-1883)NBD18492.4.1845 - 19.3.1846LieutenantOctavius CumberlandNBD18499.4.1845 - 15.1.1846First LieutenantWilliam CrookeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.4.1840

First cost was £70,474, a total of £77,729 when fitted.

B181


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
DB013A frigate of King GeorgeBrian ValeBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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