Conway

3693
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.1.1813BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1813BWAS-1793
Launched10.3.1814BWAS-1793
First Commissioned10.1814BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConway ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn PelhamBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Sold1852BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 2"Imperial Feet32.9248 
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Keel89' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.1431 
Length of Keel89' 9 148"Imperial Feet27.1277 
Breadth30' 9"Imperial Feet9.3726 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold9' 1"Imperial Feet2.7686 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward8' 4"Imperial Feet2.54 
Draught Aft11' 3"Imperial Feet3.429 
Burthen451 4894Tons BM 
Burthen444 3394Tons BM 

Armament


10.3.1814Broadside Weight = 342 Imperial Pound ( 155.097 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1813155Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1814 - 1816CaptainJohn TancockBWAS-17931816 - 12.12.1816CommanderJohn ReynoldsBWAS-179312.12.1816 - 4.7.1817CaptainWilliam Hill (1779-?)BWAS-17934.7.1817 - 20.1.1820CaptainEdward Barnard (1782-1863)NBD18495.1820 - 1823CaptainBasil HallBWAS-17939.9.1836 - 1838CaptainCharles Ramsay Drinkwater (1802-?)NBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
31.5.1822 - 24.3.1823LieutenantAlexander Bridport BecherNBD18499.9.1835 - 1.1842LieutenantGeorge Beadon (1810-?)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1820 - 31.5.1822Master's MateAlexander Bridport BecherNBD18498.1840 - 8.6.1841Master's MateRichard Robert QuinNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.3.1814Began fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
22.3.1814Completed fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1814Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.11.1814Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1815Sailed for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Frigate
4.1820Began fitting for sea at UnknownBWAS-1793
5.1820RecommissionedBWAS-1793
7.1820Completed fitting for seaBWAS-1793
10.8.1820Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
1823Paid off at ChathamBWAS-1793
13.10.1825Sold to Edward Cohen for £2,210BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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