Blossom

3346
Nominal Guns18BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.11.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1806BWAS-1793
Launched10.12.1806BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardNortham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCormorant Class - revivedBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Robert GuillaumeBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1848BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 4 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel90' 11 ½"Imperial Feet27.4447 
Breadth29' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet8.8583 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward8' 3"Imperial Feet2.5146 
Draught Aft11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Burthen427Tons BM 

Armament


10.12.1806Broadside Weight = 334 Imperial Pound ( 151.469 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1806121Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1806 - 4.1808Commander George Pigot (d.1809)BWAS-179324.4.1808 - 10.1808Commander Thomas DenchBWAS-179310.1808 - 23.5.1809Commander Henry ProbynBWAS-179323.5.1809 - 30.5.1810Commander Francis Beaufort (1774-1857)NBD184930.5.1810 - 1813Commander William Stewart (d.1814)BWAS-17931813 - 1814Commander Edward Reynolds SiblyBWAS-17931814Captain Joshua Ricketts RowleyBWAS-17936.1817 - 8.1819Captain Frederick HickeyBWAS-17937.1820 - 9.1822Captain Frederick VernonBWAS-17939.9.1822 - 1824Captain Archibald MacleanBWAS-17937.1.1825 - 12.10.1828Commander Frederick William Beechey (1796-?)NBD1849

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1810 - 4.11.1810Lieutenant Samuel Davies (d.1810)BWAS-17937.1.1818 - 9.2.1821Lieutenant Richard HoareRNB182314.7.1818 - 7.1820Lieutenant Henry Bolton (1796-?)NBD184918.4.1825 - 1828Lieutenant Edward Belcher (1799-?)NBD18499.5.1829 - 1829Lieutenant Bird Allen (1803-1841)W033

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1810Master's Mate Richard HamblyTRN51810Midshipman John MarshallTRN51817 - 5.1821Master's Mate Cheesman Henry BinsteadNBD18493.1817 - 13.7.1819Midshipman Robert Ross Achmuty (d.1844)NBD18498.1822 - 6.1824Midshipman John Burrough (1802-?)NBD18493.1825 - 9.1828Midshipman Richard Brydges Beechey (1808-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
15.12.1806Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
21.4.1807Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
13.2.1808Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
23.4.1808Attack on the Garotta
19.6.1809Sailed with a convoy for QuebecBWAS-1793
18.6.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
4.11.1810Capture of the César
4.11.1810Took the Xebec Le César (4) off Cape Socié
29.4.1811Action of 1811-04-29
23.2.1812Took the Schooner Le Jean Bart (7) off NaplesBG
29.4.1812Boat action in the Rhone
1813Refitted as a 20 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
1814Placed in Ordinary at SheernessBWAS-1793
8.1815Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1817Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £13367.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
6.1817RecommissionedBWAS-1793
6.1817Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1817Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6243.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.1819Paid offBWAS-1793
7.1824Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
12.1824Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £5509.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.1824Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1825RecommissionedBWAS-1793
5.1825Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £8160.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1828Paid offBWAS-1793
4.1829Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
8.1829Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1.1833fitting as a Lazarette at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1848Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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