Euryalus -> 1859 Africa

Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down10.1801BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardBuckler's Hard - Hampshire B028
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorBalthazar Adams (1766-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 2"Imperial Feet44.1971 
Length of Keel121' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet36.8999 
Breadth38' 2 ⅛"Imperial Feet11.5856 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Forward10' 11"Imperial Feet3.0734 
Draught Aft14' 10"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen946 1694Tons BM 


6.6.1803Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
6.1803264 BWAS-1793

9 Commanding Officers

6.1803 - 2.1806CaptainHenry Blackwood (1770-1832)BWAS-17932.1806 - 5.1811CaptainGeorge DundasBWAS-17936.3.1811 - 15.4.1811CaptainAbel FerrisNAO5.1811 - 12.1811CaptainGranville George Waldegrave (1786-1857)BWAS-179312.1811 - 1813CaptainJeremiah Coghlan (1775-1844)BWAS-179311.1812 - 12.1812CaptainThomas Ussher (1779-1848)BWAS-17931813 - 6.1815CaptainCharles John Napier (1786-1860)BWAS-17936.1815 - 1.1821CaptainThomas HuskissonBWAS-179310.1821 - 3.1825CaptainSir Augustus William James CliffordBWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer

22.10.1805 - 31.10.1805Vice-Admiral of the BlueCuthbert Collingwood (1750-1810)NAO

10 Commissioned Officers

20.1.1804 - 1806LieutenantJ. L. WilliamsNBD184929.5.1805 - 1806LieutenantCharles Kempthorne Quash (1778-1817)NBD184922.7.1805 - 1806LieutenantWalter PikeNBD18491810 - 30.7.1810First LieutenantJohn Poulton Williams (1784-1810)ref:13781.1815 - 17.6.1815LieutenantThomas Wentworth BullerNBD18493.7.1818 - 30.12.1820LieutenantJohn Ralph BloisNBD184925.8.1818 - 1819First LieutenantThomas BevisNBD184922.10.1821 - 17.5.1823LieutenantAdolphus Fitzclarence (1802-1856)W02516.5.1823 - 12.1825LieutenantThomas Maitland (1803-1878)W02529.7.1823 - 10.8.1825LieutenantCharles Talbot (1801-1876)NBD1849

7 Petty Officers

21.12.1804 - 30.9.1805Master's MateJames Bayly (1785-1857)NAO29.5.1805 - 30.9.18051st Class VolunteerHenry William Bruce (1792-1863)NAO1.10.1805 - 22.10.1805MidshipmanJames Bayly (1785-1857)NAO1.10.1805 - 1806MidshipmanHenry William Bruce (1792-1863)NAO6.1807 - 1.1810MidshipmanThomas Wentworth BullerNBD18493.1810 - 1811MidshipmanCharles Nelson (d.1862)NBD18491821 - 1824MidshipmanWilliam Cheselden BrowneNBD1849

Service History

6.1803Commissioned for the Channel and the Irish coastBWAS-1793
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
16.6.1808Her boats took a Danish gunboat in the Great BeltBWAS-1793
1809In the Walcheren operations and landingsBWAS-1793
28.7.1809Walcheren Expedition
18.11.1809Took the Privateer L'Étoile (14) off Cherbourg
26.4.1810Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
7.6.1810Took the Privateer L'Intrépide (2) off Corsica
16.4.1811Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
1813Present at the Blockade of ToulonBWAS-1793
16.5.1813Detroyed the storeship La Baleine at CalviBWAS-1793
16.5.1813Took the Xebec Fortune (10) by boats
6.1815Paid off and then recommissionedBWAS-1793
12.1815Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.1816Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1818Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1818Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1819Sailed for the Leeward Islands, acting as flagship from 1819/11 to 1820/05BWAS-1793
5.1820Sailed to Jamaica acting as flagship from 1820/06 to 1820/12BWAS-1793
1823In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
3.1825Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1825Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1825Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £7936.0.0dBWAS-1793
1845In use as a coal hulk at SheernessBWAS-1793
1845Refitted as a Other Vessels Coal Depot
7.1846Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
2.1847Moved to Gibraltar as a convict shipBWAS-1793
2.1847Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £11104.0.0dBWAS-1793
1859Renamed Africa
8.16.1860Sold to A C Recano at Gibraltar for £337.6.8dBWAS-1793


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NAOThe National Archive - Trafalgar AncestorsVariousWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
ref:1378Lt. John Poulton Williams, RN (1784-1810) Document
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site

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