Belvidera

3283
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.9.1818BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1808BWAS-1793
Launched23.12.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert NelsonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold10.7.1906BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Length of Keel121' 9 ¼"Imperial Feet36.8872 
Breadth38' 2"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward10' 9"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 10"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen945 5494Tons BM 

Armament


23.12.1809Broadside 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

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1810 - 3.1810CommanderCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)BWAS-17933.1810 - 9.1814CaptainRichard Byron (1769-1837)BWAS-179320.11.1830 - 12.1833CaptainRichard Saunders Dundas (1802-1861)W0251.1844CommanderJohn James Robinson (1811-?)W0251.1844 - 1845CaptainGeorge Grey (1809-1891)BWAS-1793

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.1.1810 - 27.5.1814LieutenantHenry William Bruce (1792-1863)NBD184919.12.1811 - 4.11.1813LieutenantGeorge Pryse CampbellNBD184920.11.1830 - 24.1.1835LieutenantRalph BartonNBD18498.12.1833 - 21.10.1837LieutenantGeorge Nathaniel Broke (1812-1855)NBD184924.1.1835 - 28.6.1838First LieutenantRalph BartonNBD184921.9.1841 - 1842First LieutenantRichard Edward BullenNBD184910.3.1842 - 30.5.1844LieutenantRichard Robert QuinNBD1849

1 Warrant Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
13.3.1825 - 11.5.1830GunnerGeorge Coulbert (1773-1839)PMD

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
23.7.1810 - 1812MidshipmanJames Bolton (1794-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1808Began building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
23.12.1809Completed building at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £30619.0.0dBWAS-1793
23.12.1809Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
16.2.1810Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £7686.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.5.1810Sailed for the Greenland FisheryBWAS-1793
22.7.1810Action near Studtland
23.7.1810Took the Unrated Gun-brig Balder (8) near Studlandt (Norway)
23.7.1810Took the Unrated Gun-brig Thor (8) near Studlandt (Norway)
27.10.1810Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
23.6.1812Belvidera vs President
27.6.1812Arrived at Halifax, Nova ScotiaTRN6
21.8.1812Took the Privateer Schooner Bunker Hill (7)
8.2.1813Took the Privateer Schooner Lottery (6) by boat in Chesapeake Bay
25.12.1813Took the Unrated Brig Vixen (14)
2.4.1814Took the Privateer New Zealander (6)
9.1814Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
5.1816Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.1817Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £34912.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1817Laid up at Portsmouth?BWAS-1793
7.1829Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1830Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
4.1831Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £24534.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1833Recommissioned for North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
4.1838Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1839Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5443.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1841Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1841Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £5776.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1846fitted as a storeship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
8.1852Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1852Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
10.7.1906Sold to J. B. Graham for £1,800BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
PMDPrivate manuscript documents Book
TRN6The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

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Posted by Nasser on Saturday 8th of March 2014 20:47



Thank you for your correction and I am sorry for the inaccurate posting I must have mixed with another monument in the same cemetry.


Posted by Cy on Friday 7th of March 2014 23:36

The following inscription is taken form the Nautical Magazine - Vol 2

"Sacred to the memory of Lieutenant G. M. Garrett, R.N. aged 25 years, and Lieutenant R. Ogden, R.M. aged 41 years, of H.B.M. ship Belvidera who were unfortunately drowned on the morning of the 10th. of April, 1833, in consequence of the upsetting of a boat, near the reef of rocks below this their last resting place. The Captain, officers, and ship's company have unanimously caused this monument to be erected over their remains, as a token of respect for their memory, and sorrow for their untimely fate. Few ever lived more esteemed; none ever died more deeply lamented by those who best knew them"


Posted by Nasser Shbeni on Friday 7th of March 2014 23:13

I visited a cemetry in Tripoli-Libya today 06/March/2014 to find a grave of two couples who served on board of the ship Belvidera, their death was in consequence of the ship upsetting in the sea near Tripoli. Is it the same Ship ?
the last word in this record says it was sold in 1906 .
the Grave is without date. the man was 41 years and the woman was 25 years old.

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