Nominal Guns28B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down11.1818B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B181
Ship ClassAtholl ClassB181
Designed by The SurveyorsB181
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate B181
Sailing RigShip RiggedB181
Broken Up4.1863B181


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck113' 8"Imperial Feet34.458 
Length of Keel94' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Depth in Hold8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Burthen499 9194Tons BM 


23.11.1820Broadside Weight = 383 Imperial Pound ( 173.6905 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
20.5.1817175Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer

28.11.1820 - 1821CaptainHenry Bourchier (1787-1852)NBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers

21.8.1824 - 10.1827LieutenantHerbert Caiger (1786-?)NBD18494.5.1829 - 6.1.1830LieutenantJohn Adams (d.1866)W033

1 Petty Officer

12.1824 - 8.1826MidshipmanEdward Harris Butterfield (1808-1851)NBD1849

Service History

9.11.1830Took the Merchantman Dos Amigos because slaver shipBWAS-1817
7.1832Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Troop Ship B181


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Posted by PAUL PHILLIPS on Saturday 27th of July 2019 20:31

HMS Alligator had a Lieutenant Durell de Saumaritz in 1828. Famous navy family in the Channel Islands.

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