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


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


1831/04Broadside Weight = 393 Imperial Pound ( 178.2255 kg) B181
Upper Gun Deck20British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1831/04175Design complementB181


1830/11/251834/09/04CaptainFrederick William GreyW025

Commissioned Officers

1830/12/041834/09/04First LieutenantCharles BlatchleyNBD1849
1841/02/261842LieutenantNathaniel Sydenham KnottNBD1849
1844/12/181845/02First LieutenantMacdonald BourchierNBD1849
1844/12/23UnknownLieutenantWilliam AmphlettNL1865


1829/08Unknown1st Class VolunteerHenry Barre BeresfordNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1856Re-classed as a 6 gun Unrated Survey Vessel B181


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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