Ferret

4250
Nominal Guns10B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.5.1820B181
Keel Laid Down8.1820B181
Launched12.10.1821B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
Ship ClassCherokee ClassB181
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)B181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSloop B181
Sailing RigBrigB181
Sold1.1837B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.2663 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Displacement297Tons BM 
Burthen235 994Tons BM 

Armament


12.10.1821Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
14.4.1828 - 1829CommanderCharles Ramsay Drinkwater (1802-?)NBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
27.9.1826 - 3.1827LieutenantJohn Bulley (1797-?)NBD184928.4.1830 - 1832LieutenantFrederick Thomas Pelham (1808-1861)W025

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1.1829 - 1829MidshipmanHorace Bullock (1816-?)NBD1849


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
 

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