Eridanus

4121
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1812BWAS-1793
Launched1.5.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRochester - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassScamander ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorMrs Mary RossBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold29.1.1818BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 3"Imperial Feet43.5882 
Length of Keel120' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet36.5824 
Breadth38' 5 ¾"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Draught Forward9' 3"Imperial Feet2.8194 
Draught Aft13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Burthen945Tons BM 

Armament


1.5.1813Broadside Weight = 467 Imperial Pound ( 211.7845 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1812274Design Complement
26.1.1813284 BWAS-1793

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1813 - 4.1815CaptainHenry PrescottBWAS-17934.1815 - 2.1816CaptainWilliam PatersonBWAS-17932.1816 - 1817CaptainWilliam KingBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
3.6.1813 - 3.1815LieutenantJames BanceNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1816MidshipmanWilliam Boulton (d.1851)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1813Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
13.7.1813Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
29.1.1818Sold to Mr. Freake for £2,540BWAS-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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