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4833
Nominal Guns32BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.6.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1806BWAS-1793
Launched3.11.1807BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardKingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorWilliam GibsonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up6.1833BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck143' 9"Imperial Feet43.5864 
Length of Keel188' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet57.3056 
Breadth39' 4 ½"Imperial Feet11.8999 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward10' 0"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft13' 6"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen978 3494Tons BM 

Armament


1.1808Broadside Weight = 396 Imperial Pound ( 179.586 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1808254 BWAS-1793

7 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1808 - 3.1811CaptainThomas Charles Brodie (d.1811)BWAS-17935.1811 - 1.1815CaptainWilliam Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)BWAS-179324.1.1815 - 8.4.1815CaptainJames Lillicrap (1770-1851)NBD18498.4.1815 - 8.1815CaptainWilliam Pryce Cumby (1771-1837)BWAS-17939.1818 - 4.1821Captain Thomas Searle (1777-1849)BWAS-17936.4.1821 - 24.10.1823CaptainJames Lillicrap (1770-1851)NBD18491.1825 - 5.1831CaptainWilliam James MingayBWAS-1793

14 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1807 - 31.5.1808LieutenantJohn BrineNBD18493.1823 - 29.5.1823Acting LieutenantWilliam TurnerNBD184930.5.1823 - 3.1824LieutenantWilliam TurnerNBD18495.3.1825 - 24.12.1825LieutenantJoseph Cammelleri (1794-1860)NBD18495.3.1825 - 25.9.1826LieutenantWilliam Henry Brand (1790-?)NBD184923.8.1825 - 9.3.1827LieutenantHenry Esch Atkinson (1792-1857)NBD184922.9.1825 - 1.1828LieutenantSamuel BakerNBD184930.9.1825 - 3.1831LieutenantWilliam Edward Curlewis (1789-1847)NBD184927.3.1826 - 15.4.1829LieutenantRichard Buxton (1795-1849)NBD18491828LieutenantAlexander Buchanan (1793-?)NBD184918.11.1828 - 24.3.1831LieutenantHenry Hope BinghamNBD184927.19.1828 - 24.3.1831LieutenantSir William Richmond Ashby (1792-1867)NBD18491829 - 24.4.1831LieutenantWilliam Batt (1793-?)NBD184919.3.1830 - 4.4.1831LieutenantThomas Carey (1797-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
13.7.1820 - 18201st Class VolunteerGeorge Manley AlldridgeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.1806Began building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber BWAS-1793
3.11.1807Completed building at Kingston upon Hull - Yorkshire - The Humber at a cost of £20165.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.12.1807Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
23.4.1808Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
29.6.1808Sailed for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
14.1.1810Sailed for JamaicaBWAS-1793
13.5.1812Sailed for NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
3.6.1814Took the Brig Rattlesnake (16)
8.1815Paid off and laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
6.1818Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
9.1818RecommissionedBWAS-1793
11.1818Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
4.1821Paid off and recommissioned for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
1.1825RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1.1825Began fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
3.1825Completed fitting at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
5.1831Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1833Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-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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