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Nominal Guns84B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1828B065
ShipyardBombay Dockyard - Bombay B181
Ship ClassCanopus Class (1815)B028
CategorySecond RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the LineB028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Sold for Break Up12.5.1908B028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Gundeck196' 1 ½"Imperial Feet59.7535 
Length of Keel161' 11 ½"Imperial Feet49.0855 
Breadth50' 9"Imperial Feet15.4686 
Depth in Hold21' 0"Imperial Feet6.4008 
Burthen2,029Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck196' 0"Imperial Feet59.7408 
Length of Keel162' 4 ½"Imperial Feet49.3903 
Breadth52' 6"Imperial Feet15.9258 
Depth in Hold22' 6"Imperial Feet6.7818 
Burthen2,290 6294Tons BM 


1831Broadside Weight = 1220 Imperial Pound ( 553.27 kg)B065
Lower Gun Deck2 British 68-Pound Carronade
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 24-Pounder

1831Broadside Weight = 1344 Imperial Pound ( 609.504 kg)B181
Lower Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck32 British 32-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 British 32-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1815700Design Complement

1 Ship Commander

3.3.1856 - 8.1859Captain
William King HallBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1879

1 Commissioned Officer

24.9.1840 - 9.11.1843Lieutenant
Robert Laurie AtkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1826-1843

Service History

10.1840Completed at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £72225.0.0dB181
9.1863Gunnery training ship at PortsmouthB181
1865Gunnery training shipB065


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Posted by Robert Hay on Monday 4th of January 2021 12:36

Captain Peter Fisher appointed from Captain of HMS Southampton to Captain of Calcutta 17 April 1831 by Commodore Sir Edward William Campbell Rich Owen K.B.C. Rear Admiral of the Red. Source: Commission of Lt JBL Hay as acting Commander to Cuizer

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