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Nominal Guns26BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.1.1813BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down6.1813BWAS-1793
Launched5.4.1814BWAS-1793
First Commissioned10.1814BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConway ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Josiah BrindleyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Broken Up1853BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Gundeck108' 1"Imperial Feet32.9216 
Length of Keel89' 8 ⅞"Imperial Feet27.1494 
Length of Keel89' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.1431 
Breadth30' 8"Imperial Feet9.3472 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold9' 0 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward7' 11"Imperial Feet2.159 
Draught Aft11' 4"Imperial Feet3.4544 
Burthen448 8694Tons BM 
Burthen444 3394Tons BM 

Armament


5.4.1814Broadside Weight = 342 Imperial Pound ( 155.097 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1818Broadside Weight = 330 Imperial Pound ( 149.655 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1813155Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1814 - 1815Captain
Watkin Owen PellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1861
BWAS-1793
4.1819 - 9.1823Captain
Sir Fairfax MoresbyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1870
BWAS-1793
21.10.1823 - 1826Captain
Houston StewartBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1872
BWAS-1793
9.1.1827 - 12.9.1827Captain
Michael SeymourBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1801-1864
W033
12.9.1827 - 1829Captain
Thomas BourchierBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1800-1843
NBD1849

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
14.10.1814 - 15.4.1815Lieutenant
Francis BraceBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1843
NBD1849
6.5.1819 - 9.1823Lieutenant
Edward BiddulphBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1803-1823
NBD1849
24.9.1823 - 12.12.1823Lieutenant
Joseph CammelleriBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1806-1851
NBD1849
1.12.1825 - 13.11.1827Lieutenant
Thomas Metcalfe CurrieBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1811-1836
NBD1849
10.1.1827 - 8.12.1829Lieutenant
James Richard BoothBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1805-1846
NBD1849
29.3.1828 - 1830Lieutenant
Edward BullerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1828-1830
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
10.1814 - 1.1817Midshipman
Richard GoodridgeBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1830
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
5.4.1814Began fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.5.1814Completed fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1814Commissioned for North AmericaBWAS-1793
10.1814Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.12.1814Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5589.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
7.1817Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1818Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
4.1819Commissioned for St HelenaBWAS-1793
7.1819Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £17001.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1823Paid offBWAS-1793
10.1823Commissioned for HalifaxBWAS-1793
1.1824Began fitting for sea at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
1826In Ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1793
1.1827Recommissioned for South AmericaBWAS-1793
4.1827Completed fitting for sea at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich at a cost of £4428.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1829Paid off into Ordinary at PorstmouthBWAS-1793
1830Refitted as a Other Vessels Receiving Ship
11.1852Used as a target for
Boyne (98) 1810-1861
British 98 Gun
2nd Rate Ship of the Line
1834 Renamed "Excellent"
1859 Renamed "Queen Charlotte"
BWAS-1793
4.1853Broken up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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