Cambrian

3475
Nominal Guns40BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down9.1795BWAS-1793
Launched13.2.1797BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorGeorge Parsons (1729-1812)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Wrecked31.1.1828BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 0"Imperial Feet46.9392 
Length of Keel128' 3 ½"Imperial Feet39.0271 
Breadth41' 3"Imperial Feet12.573 
Depth in Hold14' 0"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Draught Forward10' 9"Imperial Feet3.2766 
Draught Aft15' 10"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen1.161 1494Tons BM 

Armament


4.1797Broadside Weight = 518 Imperial Pound ( 234.913 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1799Broadside Weight = 587 Imperial Pound ( 266.2045 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

1805Broadside Weight = 503 Imperial Pound ( 228.1105 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
4.1797320 BWAS-1793

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1797 - 5.1797CaptainSir Thomas Williams (1761-1841)BWAS-17935.1797 - 1801CaptainArthur Kaye LeggeBWAS-17935.1802 - 10.1804CaptainWilliam BentleyBWAS-179310.1804 - 1807CaptainJohn Poo Beresford (1767-1844)BWAS-17931807 - 1810CaptainRichard Budd Vincent (c.1770-1831)BWAS-17931810 - 13.12.1810CaptainFrancis William Fane (d.1844)BWAS-17931.1.1811 - 10.12.1811CaptainCharles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD18497.1820 - 31.1.1828CaptainGawen William HamiltonBWAS-1793

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
c.25.4.1802 - c.30.5.1802Admiral of the WhiteMark Milbanke (1724-1805)BWAS-17937.1802 - 3.1803Vice-Admiral of the White Andrew Mitchell (1757-1806)BWAS-1793

10 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.4.1797 - 11.4.1798Third LieutenantThomas Bladen Capel (1776-1853)NAO24.3.1798 - 6.5.1802LieutenantPhilip Carteret (1777-1828)ref:61622.7.1803 - 30.8.1803Acting LieutenantWilliam Bowles (1780-1869)NBD184930.8.1803 - 1804LieutenantWilliam Bowles (1780-1869)NBD184923.4.1807 - 27.5.1808First LieutenantWilliam BlackNBD18493.1809 - 2.1.1810Acting LieutenantBenjamin Baynton (1789-1854)NBD18492.1.1810 - 25.1.1812LieutenantBenjamin Baynton (1789-1854)NBD184912.6.1825 - 7.1825LieutenantHenry BullNBD18497.12.1825 - 24.10.1827LieutenantStephen Lushington (1803-1877)W02510.1827 - 31.1.1828LieutenantCharles Bell Bell (1797-1844)NBD1849

7 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1797 - 2.1799MidshipmanDuncombe Pleydall Bouverie (1780-?)NBD18492.1799 - 6.9.1799MidshipmanFrederick Bedford (1779-?)BWAS-17931805MidshipmanHenry Fage BelsonNBD18491808 - 8.1809MidshipmanJospeh Bage Boultbee (1791-1865)NBD18491812 - 16.2.1815MidshipmanJohn Adams (d.1866)NBD18497.1827 - 31.1.1828MidshipmanJames Crawford Caffin (1812-1883)NBD18497.1827 - 31.1.1828MidshipmanJames Crawford Caffin (1812-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
6.1802 - 1.18041st Class VolunteerStephen BriggsNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1795Began building at Bursledon - Hampshire BWAS-1793
13.2.1797Completed building at Bursledon - Hampshire at a cost of £17592.0.0dBWAS-1793
13.2.1797Began fitting for sea at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
16.6.1797Completed fitting for sea at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £11974.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1.1798Took the Privateer Le Vengeur (12) in the Channel
27.3.1798Took the Privateer Le César (16) in the Channel after a cruise of 35 days from BrestBG
30.3.1798Took the Privateer Le Pont de Lodi (16) in the ChannelBG
19.10.1798Took the Privateer La Revanche in the Channel
8.12.1798Took the Privateer Brig La Cantabré (14) in the Channel
9.1.1799

Arrived at Plymouth from a cruise

TNC
5.5.1800Took the Privateer Brig-Corvette Le Dragon (14) in the Channel
6.4.1801Took the Privateer L'Audacieux (14)
2.1805In BermudaTRN5
13.6.1805Took the Privateer Maria (14)
3.7.1805Took the Privateer Schooner La Matilda (10) on the Floridan coast
25.4.1806Off New York with Leander (52) and Driver (18) when Leander fired the Leander fired twice at an American coaster, the Richard. The second shot struck the taffrail and drove a splinter upon the master's brother, John Pierce, killing him on the spot.TRN5
4.1807Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1807Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £13483.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1810Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7310.0.0dBWAS-1793
13.12.1810Landing at Palamos
5.1813Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.1814Laid upBWAS-1793
9.1814Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £33728.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1820Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
20.10.1827Battle of Navarino
30.1828Wrecked off Grabusa after a collision with Isis (50) while in combat with pirate schoonersBWAS-1793
31.1.1828Action at Grabusa


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
ref:616Who's Who in Nelson's NavyNicholas TracyBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
TRN5The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol VWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
 

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Adam Quigley on Thursday 22nd of January 2015 11:43

May 1811. The Cambrian was the first british ship to fire on the french at the siege of Tarragona, Firing broadsides for 3 hours the ship came in so close to the beach that the hull scraped the bottom.
NA ADM 7/44 f320-325 letter Charles Bullen to Capitan Edward Codrington 8 may 1811.

Make a comment about this page





Recent comments to other pages
Date postedByPage
Tuesday 20th of August 2019 20:11Van Daele FreddyBritish Privateer brig 'Dragon' (1778) (14)
Tuesday 20th of August 2019 05:03Ken webberMars vs Hercule
Monday 19th of August 2019 19:28Laurence DaleyBritish Privateer 'Charming Jenny' (1757) (20)
Sunday 18th of August 2019 12:15Peter EvansThomas Snell
Friday 16th of August 2019 04:51Tim OakleyBattle of Porto Praya