Magicienne

5218
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.12.1810BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1811BWAS-1793
Launched8.8.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBinstead - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorDaniel ListBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up3.1845BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 2"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel121' 8 ⅜"Imperial Feet36.8903 
Breadth38' 3 ½"Imperial Feet11.5951 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen949 494Tons BM 

Armament


8.8.1812Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

6 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1812 - 9.1812Captain Thomas John Cochrane (1789-1872)BWAS-17939.1812 - 1815CaptainWilliam GordonBWAS-179310.1815 - 1818CaptainJohn Brett PurvisBWAS-179318.7.1831 - 1835CaptainJames Hanway Plumridge (1787-1863)W02523.4.1840 - 1841CaptainFrederick Thomas Michell (1788-1873)W0254.8.1841 - 1843CaptainRichard Laird Warren (1806-1875)W025

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
3.10.1815 - 1816LieutenantWilliam Cuppage (d.1856)NBD184924.2.1840 - 9.11.1843LieutenantGeorge Curtis Adams (1807-1883)NBD184930.11.1841 - 3.8.1844LieutenantHerbert Grey Austen (1816-?)BWAS-1793

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1814MidshipmanHenry BullNBD184924.3.1834 - 4.1835MidshipmanAugustus John Burton (1818-?)NBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
2.8.1831 - 24.3.18341st Class VolunteerAugustus John Burton (1818-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
4.1811Began building at Binstead - Isle of Wight BWAS-1793
8.8.1812Completed building at Binstead - Isle of Wight at a cost of £20194.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.8.1812Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
24.10.1812Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £17176.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.11.1812Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
10.7.1813Reduction of San Sebastien
22.3.1814Took the Schooner Adeline (7)
1815In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
10.1815Recommissioned for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
1818Paid off at WoolwichBWAS-1793
2.1821Began middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1826Completed middling repair at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £24733.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1826Laid up at SheernessBWAS-1793
4.1831Began cut down at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
7.1831Recommissioned for the East IndiesBWAS-1793
11.1831Refitted as a 24 gun Sixth Rate Corvette
11.1831Completed cut down at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £17400.0.0dBWAS-1793
4.1835Recommissioned for LisbonBWAS-1793
1840Operations on the Syrian coastBWAS-1793
3.1845Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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