Nisus

5572
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered28.9.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1808BWAS-1793
Launched3.4.1810BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLively ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph Tucker (c.1760-1831)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1822BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 0"Imperial Feet46.9392 
Length of Keel129' 6"Imperial Feet39.3245 
Breadth39' 6"Imperial Feet11.9041 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward10' 7"Imperial Feet3.2258 
Draught Aft15' 0"Imperial Feet4.572 
Burthen1,074 1594Tons BM 

Armament


3.4.1810Broadside Weight = 494 Imperial Pound ( 224.029 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1799284Design Complement

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
5.1810 - 10.4.1813CaptainPhilip Beaver (1766-1813)BWAS-179311.4.1813 - 3.1814CaptainSir Charles Marsh Schomberg (d.1835)BWAS-1793

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.4.1811 - 5.4.1815First LieutenantJohn Norman Campbell (d.1849)NBD18491814 - 4.1814LieutenantThomas Simonds Akers (1784-1863)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1811MidshipmanWilliam Batt (1793-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
3.4.1810Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
15.6.1810Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
22.6.1810Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
1812At the CapeBWAS-1793
3.1814Arrived at Plymouth with a convoy from Brazil and paid offBWAS-1793
24.9.1822Breaking up completed at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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