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Nominal Guns12BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.6.1813BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down7.1813BWAS-1793
Launched22.7.1815BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardNorth Barton Yard - Yorkshire - Hessel Cliff - The Humber ref:1326
Ship ClassFury ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
Constructor Barkworth & HawkesBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBomb Vessel BWAS-1793
Sold13.4.1831BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck105' 0"Imperial Feet32.004 
Length of Keel86' 1 ¼"Imperial Feet26.2192 
Breadth28' 7 ½"Imperial Feet8.5471 
Depth in Hold13' 10 ½"Imperial Feet3.9751 
Burthen375 26 /94Tons BM 

Armament


22.7.1815Broadside Weight = 126 Imperial Pound ( 57.141 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck2 British 6-Pounder
Gun Deck1 British 13" Mortar
Gun Deck1 British 10" Mortar

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
21.5.181267Design Complement

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
1816 - 1817Commander William PophamBWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
22.1.1819 - 1819Lieutenant Frederick William Beechey (1796-?)NBD18492.3.1826 - 10.1827Lieutenant Francis Rawdon Moira Crozier (1796-1848)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
28.2.1821 - 11.1823Master's Mate Edward Joseph Bird (1798-1881)NBD18491824 - 30.12.1825Midshipman John Brunton (1794-?)NBD18491826 - 11.1827Master's Mate Edward Joseph Bird (1798-1881)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
6.9.1815Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
14.7.1816Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
27.8.1816Bombardment of Algiers

 

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