Brilliant -> 1889 Briton

3420
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.12.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1813BWAS-1793
Launched28.12.1814BWAS-1793
First Commissioned2.1846BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam StoneBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up12.5.1908BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 6 ½"Imperial Feet44.2087 
Length of Keel122' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet37.192 
Breadth38' 3 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward10' 9"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 5"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen953 5194Tons BM 

Armament


28.12.1814Broadside 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

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
17.5.1814 - 10.1814CaptainArthur Stow (d.1820)BWAS-179328.2.1846 - 10.1849Captain Rundle Burges Watson (1809-1860)W02530.5.1856 - 21.11.1857CaptainJames Aylmer Dorset Paynter (d.1876)W02522.11.1861 - 26.11.1864CommanderGrey Skipwith (1811-?)W025

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
19.3.1846 - 1848First LieutenantOctavius CumberlandNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1479Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £6400.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1813Began First cost, including fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.1814

Housed over and placed in Ordinary at Chatham

BWAS-1793
28.12.1814Completed First cost, including fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £34701.0.0dBWAS-1793
28.12.1814Began fitting for ordinary at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.3.1815Completed fitting for ordinary at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
10.1828Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1.1830Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £16579.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1844Began cut down at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
4.1846Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Corvette
4.1846Completed cut down at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £13386.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1850Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
6.1850Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £3058.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1856Began refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
8.1856Completed refitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £6400.0.0dBWAS-1793
21.11.1857

Paid off at Chatham

BWAS-1793
2.1860Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1861

Royal Naval Reserve drill ship, Dundee

BWAS-1793
8.11.1889Renamed BritonBWAS-1793
9.1906

Lent to the Army as a floating barracks at Inverness

BWAS-1793
12.5.1908Sold to the Forth Shipbreaking Co. for £1,600BWAS-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
 

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