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Bucephalus

3437
Nominal Guns32
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered19.6.1805
Keel Laid Down8.1806
Launched3.11.1808
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardWilliam Rowe's Yard - Newcastle upon Tyne - River Tyne
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
Constructor
William RoweBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up9.1834

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel126' 5 ⅝"Imperial Feet38.4207 
Breadth38' 1"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen975 6194Tons BM 

Armament


3.1809Broadside Weight = 396 Imperial Pound ( 179.586 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
3.1809 - 5.1812Captain
Charles PellyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1812
BWAS-1793
5.1812 - 1813Commander
Joseph DruryBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1816
BWAS-1793
1813Captain
Barrington ReynoldsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1860
BWAS-1793
3.1814 - 6.1815Commander
George William Hughes DaethBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1815
BWAS-1793
6.1815 - 8.1816Commander
Amos Freeman WestroppBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1818
BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
28.7.1809Expedition to the Scheldt
15.11.1809Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
4.8.1811Chase off Java
1814Operations in New YorkBWAS-1793
1.1814Began fitting as a Troopship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1814Completed fitting as a Troopship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
8.1816Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.1822fitting as a Receiving Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1834Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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