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Nominal Guns18B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered6.2.1837B181
Keel Laid Down5.1837B181
Launched31.10.1837B181
First Commissioned3.1838B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up3.1866B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Length of Keel98' 7"Imperial Feet29.8926 
Breadth (oa)33' 1"Imperial Feet10.0669 
Breadth32' 9"Imperial Feet9.8679 
Depth in Hold14' 2"Imperial Feet4.2799 
Burthen562 3094Imperial Feet0.0081 

Armament


3.1838Broadside Weight = 288 Imperial Pound ( 130.608 kg)B181
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 32-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1838120Design complementB181

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.10.1841 - 12.1842Commander Rundle Burges Watson (1809-1860)W0255.6.1843 - 1845Commander Thomas Bailie (1811-1889)NBD18495.6.1843 - 1846Commander Thomas Baillie (1811-1889)NBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
25.7.1838 - 6.7.1841First Lieutenant John Elliot BinghamNBD184917.8.1841 - 30.12.1842Lieutenant Thomas Francis BirchNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
14.6.1842Capture of Woosung
16.6.1842Occupation of Shanghai

 

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