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Liffey

5096
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down2.1813BWAS-1793
Named7.1.1813BWAS-1793
Launched25.9.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassEndymion Class (1795)BWAS-1793
Constructor
Wigram and GreenBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryFourth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up7.1827BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck159' 1 ½"Imperial Feet48.4759 
Length of Keel131' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet39.9352 
Breadth42' 5"Imperial Feet12.8651 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Draught Forward9' 6"Imperial Feet2.8956 
Draught Aft12' 6"Imperial Feet3.7338 
Burthen1,260 2394Tons BM 

Armament


25.9.1813Broadside Weight = 665 Imperial Pound ( 301.5775 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795340Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
4.1812 - 4.1815Captain
John HancockBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1783-1815
BWAS-1793
2.1816 - 1818Captain
Sir John Louis (2nd Baronet)British
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1851
BWAS-1793
6.1818 - 10.1821Captain
Henry DuncanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1798-1822
BWAS-1793
10.1821 - 25.7.1824Commodore
Charles GrantBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790
BWAS-1793
1825 - 1.1826Captain
Thomas CoeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1826
BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
30.4.1814 - 28.7.1815Lieutenant
Charles BealesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1846
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1818 - 1823Midshipman
Charles CaleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1810-1823
NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
22.7.1814 - 4.18153rd Class Boy
Henry Martin BlackwoodBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1814-1844
BWAS-1714

1 Passenger


DatesRankNameSource
1.1826 - 2.1826Commander
Edward BlanckleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1841
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1815Paid offBWAS-1793
8.1815Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
2.1816RecommissionedBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
2.1818Began small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
6.1818RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1.1819Completed small repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £4682.0.0dBWAS-1793
10.1821Paid offBWAS-1793
11.5.1824At RangoonBWAS-1793
15.6.1824Ordered that she be sold in the far east, but this was not doneBWAS-1793
1.1826Arrived homeBWAS-1793
7.1827Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793

 

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Posted by ANNE CROWLEY on Sunday 26th of December 2021 14:31

An enquiry please. Is there a passenger list for 50 Liffey on the return and paid off at Chatham Dockyard. I note only one passenger aboard (Edward Blanckley). Would appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction. Regards Anne

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