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Nominal Guns26B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.10.1827B181
Keel Laid Down9.1828B181
Launched31.1.1831B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up2.1889B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck121' 6"Imperial Feet36.8881 
Length of Keel100' 4"Imperial Feet30.5816 
Breadth34' 1"Imperial Feet10.3696 
Depth in Hold9' 7"Imperial Feet2.921 
Burthen620Tons BM 

Armament


4.1831Broadside Weight = 393 Imperial Pound ( 178.2255 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1831175Design complementB181

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
25.11.1830 - 4.9.1834CaptainFrederick William Grey (1805-1878)W025

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.12.1830 - 4.9.1834First LieutenantCharles Blatchley (1796-?)NBD184926.2.1841 - 1842LieutenantNathaniel Sydenham KnottNBD184918.12.1844 - 2.1845First LieutenantMacdonald Bourchier (1814-?)NBD184923.12.1844 - 1844LieutenantWilliam Amphlett (d.1852)NL1865

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1829 - 18291st Class VolunteerHenry Barre Beresford (1816-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1856Refitted as a 6 gun Unrated Survey Vessel B181

 

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