Apelles

3086
Nominal Guns14BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.3.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1808BWAS-1793
Launched10.8.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCrocus ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorEdward SisonBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold15.2.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck92' 0"Imperial Feet28.0416 
Length of Keel72' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet21.952 
Breadth25' 6 ½"Imperial Feet7.6327 
Depth in Hold12' 8"Imperial Feet3.7592 
Draught Forward6' 0"Imperial Feet1.8288 
Draught Aft10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Burthen255 6294Tons BM 

Armament


10.8.1808Broadside Weight = 150 Imperial Pound ( 68.025 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.3.180786Design Complement

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1808 - 12.1810CommanderThomas OliverBWAS-179312.1810 - 1812CommanderFrederick Hoffman (d.1849)BWAS-17931813 - 3.1813CommanderCharles Robb (d.1813)BG3.1813 - 9.1815CommanderAlexander M'VicarBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1814 - 5.1814LieutenantJohn CampbellNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
29.7.1810 - 3.5.18121st Class VolunteerCharles BrandNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.8.1808Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
27.9.1808Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
18.10.1810Took the Chasse-Maree Le Somnanbule (18) and scuttle because of his damage taking in the combat .BG
5.1812Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
3.5.1812Capture of the Apelles
3.5.1812Taken by the French while grounded off Boulogne
4.5.1812Taken by Castilian (16) retaken off Boulogne
4.5.1812Taken by Bermuda (10) retaken off Boulogne
4.5.1812Taken by Rinaldo (10) retaken off Boulogne
4.5.1812Taken by Phipps (14) retaken off Boulogne
9.1812Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
18.2.1813Took the Cutter Le Ravisseur (14) in latitude 57 deg. 10 min. north , longitude 5 deg. 30 min. eastBG
3.1813Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
9.1815Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
15.2.1816Sold for £930BWAS-1793

 

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