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4325
Nominal Guns44
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered7.1.1813
Keel Laid Down2.1813
Launched14.6.1813
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardBlackwall - London
Ship ClassEndymion Class (1795)
Constructor
Wigram and GreenBritish
Ship Builder
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up10.1819

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck159' 3 ⅛"Imperial Feet48.4664 
Length of Keel132' 0 ¼"Imperial Feet40.24 
Breadth41' 2 ½"Imperial Feet12.5095 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Draught Forward9' 10"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Aft12' 7"Imperial Feet3.7465 
Burthen1,251 694Tons BM 

Armament


14.6.1813Broadside Weight = 665 Imperial Pound ( 301.5775 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795340Design Complement

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
6.1813 - 1815Captain
Sir William BoltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1795-1815
BWAS-1793
1814 - 1815Captain
Edward CodringtonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1856
ref:616
2.1816 - 7.1819Captain
Sir John Louis (2nd Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1851
BWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1813 - 9.1814Midshipman
William AnleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1815
NBD1849
15.7.1813 - 1813Midshipman
Charles BoltonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1834
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
14.7.1813Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
7.9.1813Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
19.9.1814Took the Brig
Regent (5) 1814-1814
American 5 Gun
Privateer Brig
in little egg harbour, later destroyed

2.1816RecommissionedBWAS-1793
3.1816Began fitting as a Flagship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1816Completed fitting as a Flagship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
7.1819Paid offBWAS-1793
10.1819Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793

 

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