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Apollo

3090
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
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 Class (1799)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
George ParsonsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1795
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-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 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
7.1805 - 10.1806Captain
Edward FellowesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1814
BWAS-1793
10.1806 - 1808Captain
Alexander Wilmot SchombergBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
BWAS-1793
1808 - 1814Captain
Bridges Watkinson TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1799
BWAS-1793
6.1814 - 8.1814Captain
Edwards Lloyd GrahamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1814
BWAS-1793
8.1814 - 9.1814Commander
Anthony Blagrave ValpyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1814
BWAS-1793
12.1821 - 1828Captain
Charles PagetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1839
BWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1809Lieutenant
John ForsterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1809
TRN5
1809Lieutenant
James BegbieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1809
TRN5
2.5.1810 - 15.6.1814First Lieutenant
George BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1851
BWAS-1714
7.11.1843 - 9.11.1846Lieutenant
Henry KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1839-1846
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1811 - 1812Midshipman
William Henry BrandBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1858
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) 1812-1812
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Storeship
off Cape Sorso

17.9.1812Took the Xebec
L'Ulysse (6) 1812-1812
French 6 Gun
Privateer Xebec
off Corfu

21.12.1812On the 21st of December, 1812, the British 38-gun frigate Apollo, Captain
Bridges Watkinson TaylorBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1799
, accompanied by the brig-sloop
Weazle (16) 1805-1815
British 16 Gun
Unrated Sloop
, 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 BowenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1846
and
Michael QuinBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1863
. 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

 

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