Lyra

5205
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered31.12.1807BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1808BWAS-1793
Launched22.8.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford - London BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Sold for Break Up11.7.1818BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck90' 6 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.4479 
Length of Keel74' 1 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.5711 
Breadth24' 8"Imperial Feet7.366 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Draught Forward6' 1"Imperial Feet1.8542 
Draught Aft9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Burthen239 8894Tons BM 

Armament


22.8.1808Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1808 - 1.1810CommanderWilliam BeviansBWAS-179313.12.1809 - 30.7.1812CommanderRobert Bloye (d.1847)NBD18491813 - 9.1813CommanderJohn CampbellBWAS-179323.9.1813 - 29.8.1815CommanderDowell O'ReillyBWAS-179310.1813 - 6.12.1813LieutenantJohn CampbellNBD184910.1815 - 10.1817CommanderBasil HallBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1810LieutenantDavid Allen (1783-1826)TNC7.1812 - 1813Acting LieutenantThomas Atkinson (d.1864)NBD184929.1.1813 - 8.1815LieutenantThomas Cull (1793-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.9.1808Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.10.1808Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
11.4.1809Attack on the Basque Roads
9.1809Commissioned for the North SeaBWAS-1793
27.4.1813Took the Schooner Tom (14)
5.1813Defence of Castro Urdiales
10.7.1813Reduction of San Sebastien
11.1815Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
12.1815Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
9.2.1816Sailed for ChinaBWAS-1793
11.7.1818Sold at Portsmouth to Thomas Pittman for £920BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
TNCThe Naval ChronicalVariousPeriodical
 

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