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
ShipyardTemple's Yard - Jarrow
Ship ClassAmphion Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)
ConstructorSimon Temple (1759-?)
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 - Chatham BWAS-1793
17.7.1809Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham 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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