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Cornwallis -> 1816 Wildfire

3711
Nominal Guns74BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.7.1810BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1811BWAS-1793
Launched12.5.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
Ship ClassArmada Class (1806)BWAS-1793
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1741
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Jamsetjee Bomanjee WadiaBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1756-1821
BWAS-1793
CategoryThird RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeShip of the LineBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1957BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck177' 5"Imperial Feet53.9512 
Length of Keel145' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet44.2024 
Breadth48' 5"Imperial Feet14.6463 
Depth in Hold21' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet6.4199 
Burthen1,809 2894Tons BM 

Armament


12.5.1813Broadside Weight = 928 Imperial Pound ( 420.848 kg)BWAS-1793
Lower Gun Deck28 British 32-Pounder
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 12-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.10.1806590Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
1813 - 1814Captain
Henry Folkes EdgellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1814
BWAS-1793
12.1814 - 1815Captain
John BayleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1815
BWAS-1793
1.6.1816 - 25.11.1816Captain
Andrew KingBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1786-1824
NAO
5.4.1841 - 1844Captain
Peter RichardsBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1855
W025
9.2.1855 - 13.8.1856Captain
George Greville WellesleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1828-1875
W025
2.12.1856 - 20.4.1857Captain
Richard Ashmore PowellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1831-1866
W025
20.4.1857 - 29.4.1861Captain
George Granville RandolphBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1830-1877
W025
30.4.1861 - 14.4.1863Captain
John GrenfellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1866
W025
14.4.1863 - 31.3.1864Captain
James Newburgh StrangeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1827-1869
W025

3 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1814 - 21.9.1815Rear-Admiral of the White
George BurltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1777-1802
BWAS-1793
15.2.1837 - 2.6.1839Vice-Admiral
Sir Charles PagetBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1796-1839
W025
5.4.1841 - 1844Rear-Admiral
Sir William ParkerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1863
BWAS-1793

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.1.1814 - 26.11.1816First Lieutenant
George BagueBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1837
NBD1849
4.2.1815 - 6.1815Lieutenant
Thomas BunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1860
NBD1849
6.6.1837 - 1837Lieutenant
Robert Laurie AtkinsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1826-1843
NBD1849
24.2.1838 - 28.7.1838Lieutenant
James Newburgh StrangeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1827-1869
W025
12.7.1838 - 3.4.1839Lieutenant
Charles James BalfourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1846
NBD1849
28.5.1841 - 15.6.1842Lieutenant
Charles BullenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1840-1848
NBD1849
8.12.1841 - 25.8.1842Lieutenant
John BorlaseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1826-1845
NBD1849
11.2.1842 - 25.8.1842Lieutenant
Frederick Archibald CampbellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1846
NBD1849
17.3.1843 - 1.3.1845Lieutenant
John BorlaseBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1826-1845
NBD1849
29.8.1843 - 1845Lieutenant
Humphrey John JulianBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1824-1848
W025
17.10.1843 - 30.7.1844Lieutenant
Charles Wright BonhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1832-1846
NBD1849
20.10.1843 - 26.6.1844Lieutenant
James Boucher BallardBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1831-1844
NBD1849
26.1.1844 - 29.7.1844Lieutenant
Alexander AndersonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1832-1844
NBD1849
2.2.1844 - 3.1844Lieutenant
Brook YoungBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1834-1846
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
12.1814 - 4.2.1815Midshipman
Thomas BunnBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1860
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1811Began building at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
12.5.1813Completed building at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay at a cost of £44591.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.6.1814Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
10.1814Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
25.12.1814Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £20251.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1816Renamed WildfireBWAS-1793
11.1832fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
3.1836Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1836Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10102.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1837Recommissioned for North America & the West IndiesBWAS-1793
7.1839Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
8.1839Completed fittingBWAS-1793
4.1841Began fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.1841Completed fitting for sea at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £10971.0.0dBWAS-1793
14.6.1842Capture of Woosung
7.1852Began fitting at UnknownBWAS-1793
9.1852Completed fittingBWAS-1793
10.1854Began conversion to a Screw Vessel at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
2.1855Recommissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
4.1855Completed conversion to a Screw Vessel at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £39521.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.8.1855Defence of Sveaborg
1857Coast guard service on the Humber until 1864BWAS-1793
1865Hulked as a jetty at SheernessBWAS-1793
1865Refitted as a Other Vessels Hulk
1957Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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