Blonde

3343
Nominal Guns46
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Captured12.1.1819
ShipyardUnknown
Constructor Francis Cole (d.1798)
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold28.2.1895

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Burthen1,103Tons BM 

Armament


1819Broadside Weight = 517 Imperial Pound ( 234.4595 kg)B028
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Gun Deck2 British 9-Pounder

2 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.6.1824 - 15.12.1826CaptainLord George Anson Byron (7th Baron Byron) (1789-1868)NBD18496.11.1839 - 3.1843Captain Thomas Bourchier (1791-?)NBD1849

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.6.1824 - 12.1826Lieutenant Thomas BallNBD18497.6.1826 - 18.10.1826Lieutenant Henry John Chetwynd (1803-?)NBD18494.2.1828 - 1830Lieutenant Thomas Saumarez BrockNBD184912.6.1834 - 14.2.1837Lieutenant Talavera Vernon Anson (1809-1895)NBD1849

4 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
99.99.1819 - 4.1826Midshipman Jonas Archer AbbottCSORN3.1828 - 4.3.1829Master's Mate William Fordyce Blair (1807-?)NBD18498.1828 - 30.4.1830Master's Mate Francis William Austen (1808-?)BWAS-17931841 - 23.12.1842Midshipman Alexander AndersonNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
14.6.1842Capture of Woosung
11.1850Harbour DutyB066

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Brian Stephens on Monday 14th of April 2014 15:52

Edinburgh Advertiser September 21, 1824
On Thursday the Blonde frigate, Captain Lord Byron, sailed from Northfleet to Portsmouth, with the remains of the King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands on board.

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