Iris

4893
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyDanish Fifth Rate frigate 'Iris' (1795) (40)
Captured7.9.1807BWAS-1793
First Commissioned1809BWAS-1793
ShipyardCopenhagen - Zealand BWAS-1793
Designed by Ernst Wilhelm Stibolt (1741/42-1796)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold31.7.1816BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck148' 6"Imperial Feet45.1136 
Length of Keel125' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet38.1191 
Breadth39' 5"Imperial Feet11.9013 
Depth in Hold11' 1"Imperial Feet3.3782 
Burthen1,033 4794Tons BM 

Armament


1809Broadside Weight = 467 Imperial Pound ( 211.7845 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1809254 BWAS-1793

4 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1809 - 12.1809Captain Granville ProbyBWAS-179312.1809 - 5.1811Captain Thomas George Shortland (1771-1827)BWAS-17935.1811 - 1813Captain Hood Hanway ChristianBWAS-17936.1815 - 1816Captain William Henry Shirreff (1785-1847)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
6.1815 - 1816Rear-Admiral of the WhiteSir Home Riggs Popham (1762-1820)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
20.6.1814 - 29.11.1814Acting Lieutenant John Reddie Black (1787-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
2.2.1813Took the Privateer Cashier (6)
9.2.1813Took the Privateer Union (12)
13.4.1813Took the Privateer Price (6)
6.1815Began fitting as a Flagship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
8.1815Stationary flagship at WoolwichBWAS-1793
8.1815Completed fitting as a Flagship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
31.7.1816Sold at Deptford for £2,580BWAS-1793

 

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