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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 SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Edward SisonBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1780-1793
BWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1808 - 12.1810Commander
Thomas OliverBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1810
BWAS-1793
12.1810 - 1812Commander
Frederick HoffmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-9999
BWAS-1793
1813 - 3.1813Commander
Charles RobbBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1813
BG
3.1813 - 9.1815Commander
Alexander M'VicarBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1817
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1814 - 5.1814Lieutenant
John CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1814
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
29.7.1810 - 3.5.18121st Class Volunteer
Charles BrandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1823
NBD1849

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) 1810-1810
French 18 Gun
Privateer Chasse-Maree
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) 1809-1829
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
retaken off Boulogne

4.5.1812Taken by
Bermuda (10) 1808-1816
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
retaken off Boulogne

4.5.1812Taken by
Rinaldo (10) 1808-1835
British 10 Gun
Unrated Sloop
retaken off Boulogne

4.5.1812Taken by
Phipps (14) 1808-1812
British 14 Gun
Unrated Sloop
retaken off Boulogne

9.1812Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
18.2.1813Took the Cutter
Le Ravisseur (14) 1812-1813
French 14 Gun
Privateer Cutter
in latitude 57 deg. 10 min. north , longitude 5 deg. 30 min. east
BG
3.1813Recommissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
9.1815Paid off into ordinaryBWAS-1793
15.2.1816Sold for £930BWAS-1793

 

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