Astraea

3170
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered26.9.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1808BWAS-1793
Launched5.1810BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert GuillaumeBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1851BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 4"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel122' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet37.192 
Breadth38' 4 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward10' 11"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 8"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen956 4494Tons BM 

Armament


5.1810Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1810 - 8.1813CaptainSir Charles Marsh Schomberg (d.1835)BWAS-17938.1813 - 23.1.1814CaptainJohn Eveleigh (d.1813)BWAS-17931.1814 - 23.10.1814Acting CaptainBenjamin Ashley (1773-1860)NL186523.1.1814 - 7.1814LieutenantJohn BulfordBWAS-17937.1814 - 12.1814CaptainWilliam BlackBWAS-179312.1814 - 1815CommanderEdward KillwickBWAS-17937.4.1837 - 1841CaptainJames Hanway Plumridge (1787-1863)W025

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.6.1810 - 13.4.1811LieutenantJohn Norman Campbell (d.1849)NBD18491811 - 11.1811First LieutenantJohn BaldwinTRN58.9.1813 - 23.1.1814LieutenantJohn BulfordNBD18497.1814 - 28.8.1815LieutenantJohn BulfordNBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
9.1807 - 1807MidshipmanCharles Autridge (d.1876)NBD18495.1810 - 9.1812MidshipmanFrederick William Beechey (1796-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1808Began building at Northam - Devon BWAS-1793
5.1810Completed building at Northam - Devon at a cost of £18552.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.5.1810Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
24.9.1810Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £14566.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.10.1810Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
20.5.1811Action off Madagascar
23.1.1814Action of 1814-01-23
8.1815Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1823Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
8.1823Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Packet
8.1823Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10863.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1851Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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