Bombay -> 1808 Ceylon

3353
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant east indiaman 'Bombay' (1793) (32)
Purchased4.1805BWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay - Maharashtra BWAS-1793
ConstructorJamsetjee Bomanjee Wadia (1756-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Burnt4.7.1857BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck130' 0"Imperial Feet39.624 
Length of Keel104' 10 ¼"Imperial Feet31.7056 
Breadth34' 8 ½"Imperial Feet10.3759 
Depth in Hold11' 8"Imperial Feet3.556 
Burthen671 8394Tons BM 

Armament


6.1805Broadside Weight = 330 Imperial Pound ( 149.655 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 12-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1808Broadside Weight = 393 Imperial Pound ( 178.2255 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck24 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1805215 BWAS-1793
1808235 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1805 - 4.1807CaptainJohn HayesBWAS-17934.1807 - 1809CaptainWilliam James LyeBWAS-17931810 - 11.1810CaptainCharles GordonBWAS-179317.9.1810 - 18.9.1810Lieutenant de Frégate, French Officer for 2 daysAlexandre Louis du Crest de Villeneuve (1777-1852)FWIKI11.1810 - 5.1811CommanderJames TomkinsonBWAS-179311.1813 - 5.1816CommanderArthur Philip HamiltonBWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1805Purchased by Admiral Pellew in IndiaBWAS-1793
1.7.1808Renamed CeylonBWAS-1793
17.9.1810Capture of the Ceylon
17.9.1810Taken by La Vénus (40) off Mauritius
18.9.1810Taken by Boadicea (38) off Mauritius
18.9.1810Taken by Otter (16) off Mauritius
18.9.1810Taken by Staunch (12) off Mauritius
29.11.1810Capture of Mauritius
8.5.1811Arrived at DeptfordBWAS-1793
5.1813Began fitting as a Troopship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
11.1813Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship
2.1814Completed fitting as a Troopship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £18366.0.0dBWAS-1793
5.1816Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
1.1832Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1832Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1833Based at MaltaBWAS-1793
1833Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
4.7.1857Sold at Malta for £900BWAS-1793

 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by AvM on Monday 24th of July 2017 11:43

She was a warship
built as frigate for HEICo.

Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages

Date postedByPage
Saturday 4th of July 2020 14:22Karen JamesHenry Morse Samson
Saturday 4th of July 2020 09:36Mark ThompsonBritish gunboat 'Gunboat No. 6' (1805) (3)
Friday 3rd of July 2020 00:38Albert ParkerJohn Midwinter (d.1753)
Wednesday 1st of July 2020 11:29Ray MiltonBritish Third Rate ship of the line 'Conqueror' (1801) (74)
Tuesday 30th of June 2020 15:47Carlos AlvarezSpanish galley 'Santa Ana' (0000) (3)