Albion

2962
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish hired ship 'Albion' (1793) (20)
Purchased4.1798BWAS-1793
First Commissioned5.1798BWAS-1793
ShipyardUnknownBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeArmed Vessel BWAS-1793
Sold1803BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck93' 10 ½"Imperial Feet28.3591 
Length of Keel76' 11 ⅛"Imperial Feet23.168 
Breadth29' 8"Imperial Feet8.8618 
Depth in Hold13' 0 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen360 1094Tons BM 

Armament


4.1798Broadside Weight = 320 Imperial Pound ( 145.12 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
5.1798 - 1803Commander James Hills (d.1814)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1798Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £3400.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.4.1798Began fitting at Limehouse - London BWAS-1793
12.5.1798Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
12.5.1798Completed fitting at Limehouse - London at a cost of £3210.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.5.1798Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
10.7.1798Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £3239.0.0dBWAS-1793

 

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