Apollo

3090
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.11.1803BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1804BWAS-1793
Launched27.6.1805BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLively ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorGeorge Parsons (1729-1812)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1856BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 3 ½"Imperial Feet46.9519 
Length of Keel129' 9 ⅛"Imperial Feet39.3224 
Breadth39' 8"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Burthen1,085 7794Tons BM 

Armament


27.6.1805Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

11.1841Broadside Weight = 63 Imperial Pound ( 28.5705 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Upper Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1799284Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.1805 - 10.1806CaptainEdward Fellowes (d.1841)BWAS-179310.1806 - 1808CaptainAlexander Wilmot Schomberg (1775-1850)BWAS-17931808 - 1814CaptainBridges Watkinson Taylor (d.1814)BWAS-17936.1814 - 8.1814CaptainEdwards Lloyd GrahamBWAS-17938.1814 - 9.1814CommanderAnthony Blagrave ValpyBWAS-179312.1821 - 1828CaptainCharles Paget (1778-1839)BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1809LieutenantJames Begbie (d.1820)TRN51809LieutenantJohn ForsterTRN52.5.1810 - 15.6.1814First LieutenantGeorge Bowen (d.1872)BWAS-17147.11.1843 - 9.11.1846LieutenantHenry KingNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1811 - 1812MidshipmanWilliam Henry Brand (1790-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
25.1.1806Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
3.1807At AlexandriaBWAS-1793
6.3.1807Capture of Alexandria
31.10.1809Action in Rosas Bay
3.1810Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1810RecommissionedBWAS-1793
8.1810Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £12062.0.0dBWAS-1793
13.2.1812Took the 20-gun slaver MerinosBWAS-1793
13.2.1812Capture of the Merinos
13.2.1812Took the Storeship Le Merinos (32) off Cape Sorso
17.9.1812Took the Xebec L'Ulysse (6) off Corfu
21.12.1812On the 21st of December, 1812, the British 38-gun frigate Apollo, Captain Bridges Watkinson Taylor (d.1814), accompanied by the brig-sloop Weazle (16) , chased a trabaccolo under the protection of the tower of St.-Cataldo. As this tower was reputed to be the strongest between Brindisi and Otranto, Captain Taylor resolved to attempt its destruction. The boats of the two vessels were accordingly detached on that service, under the orders of Lieutenants Charles Bowen and Michael Quin (1791-1870). The enemy became so much discouraged at having Murat's Neapolitan colours cut down by the first shot from the Apollo's barge, that the tower was carried without the assistance of the ships or the slightest loss. It contained a telegraph, three carriage-guns, and three swivels, and was blown up.
18.1.1813Attacks on Lagusta and Curzola
24.4.1813Landed thirty Marines at St. Cataldo, in southern Apulia, under Lieutenants (R.M.) John Tothill and Colin Campbell, dislodged some troops who had just before been disembarked there, made 26 prisoners, killed 1 and wounded several, and brought out the felucca which had disembarked them, all without loss.RN
27.5.1813Action of 1813-05-27
13.2.1814Occupation of PaxoRN
13.2.1814Surrender of Paxo
1815In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1816Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1817Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £40467.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1819Roofed over fore and aftBWAS-1793
12.1837Began fitting as a Troopship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1838Completed fitting as a Troopship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11404.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1841RecommissionedBWAS-1793
11.1841Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Troop Ship
7.1842Operations in the Yangtse RiverBWAS-1793
8.1853Began fitted as a storeship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1853Commissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
11.1853Completed fitted as a storeship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5340.0.0dBWAS-1793
1855In the Black SeaBWAS-1793
16.10.1856Breaking up completed at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
RNThe Royal Navy (Official Site)The Royal NavyWeb Site
 

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