Actaeon

2875
Nominal Guns26B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorThe Royal Navy
Ordered1827/10/23B181
Keel Laid Down1828/09B181
Launched1831/01/31B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard B181
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up1889/02B181

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


1831/04Broadside 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
1831/04175Design complementB181

Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1830/11/25 - 1834/09/04CaptainFrederick William GreyW025

Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1830/12/04 - 1834/09/04First LieutenantCharles BlatchleyNBD18491841/02/26 - 1842LieutenantNathaniel Sydenham KnottNBD18491844/12/18 - 1845/02First LieutenantMacdonald BourchierNBD18491844/12/23 - 1844/0//0GLieutenantWilliam AmphlettNL1865

Crewmen


DatesRankNameSource
1829/08 - 1829/0//0G1st Class VolunteerHenry Barre BeresfordNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1856Refitted as a 6 gun Unrated Survey Vessel B181
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Sources

IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181 Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
W025 William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NL1865 The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
 

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