Leander

5063
Nominal Guns58BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered3.5.1813BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1813BWAS-1793
Launched10.11.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Wigram and GreenBWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.1830BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck174' 0"Imperial Feet53.0352 
Length of Keel145' 1 ¾"Imperial Feet44.2151 
Breadth45' 1 ½"Imperial Feet13.7287 
Depth in Hold14' 4"Imperial Feet4.2926 
Burthen1,572 1094Tons BM 

Armament


12.1813Broadside Weight = 954 Imperial Pound ( 432.639 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck30 British 24-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 24-Pounder
Spardeck26 British 42-Pounder Carronade

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
12.1813450 BWAS-1793

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
12.1813 - 8.1815CaptainSir George Ralph Collier (1774-1824)BWAS-17938.1815 - 5.1816CaptainWilliam SkipseyBWAS-17935.1816 - 7.1819CaptainEdward ChethamBWAS-17937.1819 - 2.1822Captain Charles Richardson (d.1850)BWAS-17932.1822 - 5.1822CommanderPrice Blackwood (1794-1841)BWAS-17932.1822 - 5.1822Acting CaptainPrice Blackwood (1794-1841)TGM

2 Flag Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1817Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir David Milne (1763-1845)BWAS-17937.1819 - 3.12.1822Rear-Admiral of the BlueSir Henry Blackwood (1st Baronet of the Navy) (1770-1832)BWAS-1793

7 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.5.1816 - 1816LieutenantRobert Aitchison (1795-1861)NL18654.9.1816 - 1816LieutenantEdward Aitchison (1794-?)NBD184924.2.1818 - 4.4.1818Acting LieutenantJohn Brothers (1793-?)NBD18496.8.1819 - 4.1820Flag LieutenantPrice Blackwood (1794-1841)TGM11.5.1820 - 7.1822First LieutenantGeorge Baker (1797-1861)NBD18498.8.1821 - 9.1.1823Flag LieutenantMark John Currie (1795-1874)NBD18496.12.1821 - 14.4.1823LieutenantMichael Quin (1791-1870)NBD1849

6 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
3.8.1815 - 1815MidshipmanWilliam Ayling (d.1848)NBD18491816 - 27.8.1816MidshipmanRichard Calthorp (d.1816)W0339.1818 - 10.1822MidshipmanWilliam BarwellNBD18491820 - 1822MidshipmanJohn Gustavus CrosbieNBD18498.1820 - 14.3.1821MidshipmanHumphrey ButlerNBD18491821 - 24.5.1822MidshipmanMarcus Freeman BrownriggNBD1849

2 Crewmen


DatesRatingNameSource
12.12.1816 - 1.18191st Class VolunteerHenry Beddek (1799-?)NBD18495.8.1819 - 18201st Class VolunteerJohn Gustavus CrosbieNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
10.11.1813Began fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
18.2.1814Completed fitting at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
22.6.1814Took the Brig Rattlesnake (14)
28.12.1814Took the Schooner Prince de Neufchatel (18) in the Atlantic
8.1815Began small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
2.1816Completed small repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
27.8.1816Bombardment of Algiers
1817Flagship at HalifaxBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 60 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
7.1819Began small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1819Completed small repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1822Returned to EnglandBWAS-1793
1823Receiving ship at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
3.1830Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
TGMGentleman's MagazineVariousBook
NL1865The Navy List 1865The AdmiraltyDigital Book
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
 

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