Nereus

5531
Nominal Guns32
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.10.1805
Keel Laid Down11.1806
Launched4.3.1809
How acquiredBuilt by Contract
ShipyardSouth Shields
Ship ClassAmphion Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorSimon Temple
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up2.1817

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 1"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel121' 8 ¼"Imperial Feet36.8872 
Breadth37' 8"Imperial Feet11.2776 
Depth in Hold12' 5 ½"Imperial Feet3.6703 
Burthen917 7694Tons BM 

Armament


4.3.1809Broadside Weight = 324 Imperial Pound ( 146.934 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck4 British 24-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck4 British 6-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 24-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
27.6.1796254Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1809 - 1813CaptainPeter HeywoodBWAS-17931813 - 1.1815CaptainManley Hall Dixon (1786-1864)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1813 - 1.1815Vice-Admiral of the BlueManley Dixon (1757-1838)BWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
11.9.1809 - 8.11.1810LieutenantCharles BowenBWAS-17149.1814 - 29.11.1814Acting LieutenantRobert Bruce RabanNBD184929.11.1814 - 1.1815LieutenantRobert Bruce RabanNBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1813MidshipmanJohn Reddie Black (1787-?)NBD18497.1813 - 9.1814MidshipmanRobert Bruce RabanNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.4.1809Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
17.7.1809Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard BWAS-1793
30.8.1810Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
15.6.1812Sailed for South AmericaBWAS-1793
1.1815Paid off into Ordinary at Woolwich. Later became a troopshipBWAS-1793
2.1817Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
BWAS-1714British Warships in the Age of Sail 1714 - 1792Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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