Melampus

5347
Nominal Guns46BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered1.5.1816BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1817BWAS-1793
Launched10.8.1820BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPembroke Dockyard - Pembroke Dock BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLeda ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
Constructor Edward ChurchillBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold3.4.1906BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 1 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel125' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet38.1222 
Breadth39' 11"Imperial Feet11.89 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen1,062 7994Tons BM 

Armament


10.8.1820Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1794284Design Complement

1 Commanding Officer


DatesRankNameSource
12.3.1845 - 1845Captain John Norman Campbell (d.1849)NBD1849

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
24.3.1845 - 1845Lieutenant Edgar Henry BlakeNBD1849

 

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