Challenger

3540
Nominal Guns28B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.6.1825B181
Keel Laid Down11.1825B181
Launched14.11.1826B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
Designed byJohn HayesB181
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Wrecked19.5.1835B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck125' 7 ½"Imperial Feet38.1127 
Length of Keel105' 11 ½"Imperial Feet32.0167 
Breadth32' 8 ½"Imperial Feet9.7663 
Depth in Hold9' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet2.7496 
Burthen602 9194Tons BM 

Armament


3.1827Broadside Weight = 383 Imperial Pound ( 173.6905 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1827175Design complementB181

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.7.1827 - 8.1828CaptainAdolphus Fitzclarence (1802-1856)W02514.6.1833 - 19.5.1835CaptainMichael Seymour (1802-1887)W033

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
23.11.1826 - 7.1828LieutenantCheesman Henry BinsteadNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
19.5.1835

Wrecked off Mocha on the coast of Chile

B181


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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