Cornwallis -> 1811 Akbar

Nominal Guns50BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorBombay Marine
PreviouslyBritish Fourth Rate frigate 'Marquis Cornwallis' (1801) (50)
ShipyardBombay - Maharashtra BWAS-1793
ConstructorJamsetjee Bomanjee Wadia (1756-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck164' 4 ½"Imperial Feet49.9999 
Length of Keel140' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet42.6942 
Breadth15' 3"Imperial Feet4.5872 
Depth in Hold15' 3"Imperial Feet4.5872 
Burthen1,387 5794Tons BM 


3.1805Broadside Weight = 915 Imperial Pound ( 414.9525 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle1 British 18-Pounder
Spardeck26 British 42-Pounder Carronade

8 Commanding Officers

2.1806 - 5.9.1806CommanderCharles James Johnston (d.1835)BWAS-17935.9.1806 - 1809CaptainCharles James Johnston (d.1835)BWAS-17931809 - 12.1810CaptainChristopher Cole (1770-1836)BWAS-179312.1810 - 18.4.1811CommanderWilliam FisherBWAS-179318.4.1811 - 7.1812CaptainWilliam FisherBWAS-17935.1813 - 11.1814CaptainArchibald DicksonBWAS-17935.11.1814 - 1.1.1817CaptainCharles Bullen (1768-1853)NBD184915.2.1837 - 2.6.1839CaptainRichard Grant (1783-1859)W025

2 Commissioned Officers

24.8.1810 - 13.11.1812First LieutenantWilliam Edward Hughes Allen (1787-1856)NBD184929.9.1814 - 29.10.1815LieutenantHenry Andrew Bates (1788-1847)NBD1849

1 Warrant Officer

16.6.1805 - 7.7.1808MasterStephen ThomasADM29-1

Service History

3.1805Purchased at Bombay - Maharashtra at a cost of £68630.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.2.1810Capture of Abmoyna
2.1811Renamed AkbarBWAS-1793
7.1812Paid offBWAS-1793
2.1813fitted as a storeship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
3.1813Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
12.1813Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1815Flagship on the Bermuda stationBWAS-1793
12.1816Laid upBWAS-1793
1817fitting as a Troopship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
6.1824Began fitting as a Lazarette at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1824Completed fitting as a Lazarette at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1827Lazarette at LiverpoolBWAS-1793
1852Training shipBWAS-1793
1858Quarantine shipBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
ADM29-1ADM 29/1 1802-1814 Admiralty: Warrant Officers. Entry Books of Certificates of Service Document

Previous comments on this page

Posted by Tim Oakley on Tuesday 12th of November 2019 02:21

31 Aug 1815, Akbar50 Captain Charles Bullen during a gale lost her main mast etc., which killed Midshipmen Haswell and Marley, and injured Mid. Whidden and several seamen.

Posted by AvM on Monday 21st of October 2019 22:14

Where you have that she was operated by the Bombay Marine?

Posted by Tim Oakley on Saturday 19th of October 2019 05:24

1815 flagship to Rear-Admiral of the White Sir Edward Griffiths on the Bermuda station.

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