Howe -> 1806 Dromedary

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Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant ship 'Shah Kaikisroo' (1799) (38)
Purchased4.1805BWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay - Maharashtra BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold8.1864BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 0"Imperial Feet45.72 
Length of Keel124' 3 ⅞"Imperial Feet37.8174 
Breadth39' 9 ¾"Imperial Feet11.9063 
Depth in Hold16' 11 ¾"Imperial Feet4.8959 
Burthen1,048 1694Tons BM 

Armament


5.1806Broadside Weight = 102 Imperial Pound ( 46.257 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20 British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1806100 BWAS-1793

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1805 - 6.1805LieutenantEdward RatseyBWAS-17936.1805 - 2.1806CaptainGeorge Cockburn (1772-1853)BWAS-17933.1806 - 4.1808CommanderEdward KillwickBWAS-179320.4.1808 - 11.1808CommanderHenry Bourchier (1787-1852)BWAS-17934.11.1808 - 12.1808CommanderWilliam DowersBWAS-179312.1808 - 1811LieutenantHayes O'GradyBWAS-17931812 - 3.9.1812MasterSamuel Perkins Pritchard (d.1812)BWAS-17931814 - 1815MasterEdmund IvesBWAS-17935.1830 - 1831MasterRobert HayesBWAS-17931834MasterRichard SkinnerBWAS-1793

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
22.11.1808 - 2.1817MidshipmanThomas Young (1794-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1805Purchased at Bombay - Maharashtra at a cost of £43000.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1806Paid offBWAS-1793
2.2.1806Began fitted as a storeship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
3.1806RecommissionedBWAS-1793
17.4.1806Completed fitted as a storeship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1806Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Storeship
14.5.1806Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
6.8.1806Renamed DromedaryBWAS-1793
1807Sailed to South AmericaBWAS-1793
1808In the West IndiesBWAS-1793
5.1809Sailed for New South WalesBWAS-1793
1811Returned homeBWAS-1793
1814Sailed for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
5.1819Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.1819Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1820Sailed for AustraliaBWAS-1793
1822At ChathamBWAS-1793
3.1825Began fitting as a Convict Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
11.1825Completed fitting as a Convict Ship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1831On the African StationBWAS-1793
1834In North AmericaBWAS-1793
8.1864Sold at BermudaBWAS-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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