North Star

Nominal Guns28B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1820B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardWoolwich Dockyard - Woolwich B181
Ship ClassAtholl Class
Designed by The SurveyorsB181
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up15.3.1860B181


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck113' 8"Imperial Feet34.458 
Length of Keel94' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Depth in Hold8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Burthen499 9194Tons BM 


7.12.1824Broadside Weight = 383 Imperial Pound ( 173.6905 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1826175Design complementB181

2 Commanding Officers

23.12.1825 - 1829Captain Septimus Arabin (d.1856)NBD184919.11.1836 - 1840Captain John Hay (1793-1851)NBD1849

6 Commissioned Officers

24.12.1825 - 11.2.1829Lieutenant Frederick Moore Boultbee (1798-1876)NBD184922.5.1828 - 1828Lieutenant Joseph Francis Baker (1798-1856)NBD18498.12.1829 - 2.12.1833Lieutenant Claude Henry Mason Buckle (1803-1894)NBD184910.12.1829 - 15.1.1832Lieutenant Charles Bolton (1798-?)NBD184919.9.1838 - 1841Lieutenant George Granville Randolph (1818-1907)W0258.9.1841 - 2.10.1841First Lieutenant Alexander Boyle (1810-?)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer

1837 - 1838Master's Mate Henry Ainslie (1813-?)NBD1849

Service History

1839Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Troop Ship B181
14.6.1842Capture of Woosung
16.6.1842Occupation of Shanghai
1845Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Storeship B181


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