Asia -> 1819 Alfred

3155
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.7.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1808BWAS-1793
Launched2.12.1811BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by The SurveyorsBWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the Line BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up5.1865BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck175' 7"Imperial Feet53.3424 
Length of Keel144' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet43.9103 
Breadth47' 11"Imperial Feet14.3292 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Draught Forward12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Draught Aft17' 4"Imperial Feet5.1961 
Burthen1,763 994Tons BM 

Armament


2.12.1811Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1812 - 3.1812CaptainJohn William Spranger (d.1822)BWAS-17933.1812 - 1814CaptainAlexander Shippard (1771-1841)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
22.2.1842 - 21.6.1842LieutenantWilliam Graves James CunninghamNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
24.3.1812 - 18121st Class VolunteerWalford Thomas Bellairs (d.1850)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1808Began building at Frindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
2.12.1811Completed building at Frindsbury - Kent at a cost of £56722.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.12.1811Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
9.5.1812Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £36347.0.0dBWAS-1793
22.4.1813Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
11.1813Began making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1814Completed making good defects at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £21113.0.0dBWAS-1793
1816Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
1819Renamed AlfredBWAS-1793
11.1822Began cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1828Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
8.1828Completed cut down at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £49219.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1831Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1831Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1834Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
10.1841Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1842Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1845Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1846Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £9557.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1858fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
8.1862Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1862Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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