Nymphe -> 1871 Handy

5598
Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered14.12.1810BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1811BWAS-1793
Launched12.4.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardParsons' Warsash Yard - Warsash BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor George Parsons (1729-1812)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up9.3.1875BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck154' 2"Imperial Feet46.9392 
Length of Keel129' 10 ½"Imperial Feet39.3319 
Breadth39' 8"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold13' 6"Imperial Feet4.0132 
Draught Forward10' 5"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 4"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen1,087 994Tons BM 

Armament


12.4.1812Broadside 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

3 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1812 - 6.1814Captain Farmery Predam Epworth (1766-1826)BWAS-17936.1814 - 10.1814Commander Joseph PriceBWAS-179310.1814 - 11.1815Captain Hugh Pigot (1775-1857)W025

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1814 - 11.6.1814Acting Lieutenant Isaac BurchNBD184911.6.1814 - 23.8.1815Lieutenant Isaac BurchNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.1811Began building at Parsons' Warsash Yard - Warsash BWAS-1793
12.4.1812Completed building at Parsons' Warsash Yard - Warsash at a cost of £23739.0.0dBWAS-1793
13.4.1812Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
22.6.1812Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8799.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.7.1812Sailed for North AmericaBWAS-1793
5.5.1813Took the Brig Montgomery (12)
12.5.1813Took the Schooner Juliana Smith (3)
29.5.1813Took the Schooner Thomas (12) off Nova Scotia
14.8.1813Took the Schooner Paragon (4) off Cape CodBG
7.1815Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
5.1816Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £24611.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1816Laid up in Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
12.1820Housed overBWAS-1793
8.1831fitting as an Hospital Ship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1834At LeithBWAS-1793
12.1835Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.1837Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £2744.0.0dBWAS-1793
1838Receiving ship at Sheerness until 1855BWAS-1793
7.1861Fitted for the water policeBWAS-1793
1.1863Began fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1793
3.1863Completed fitting at Sheerness - Kent BWAS-1793
7.9.1871Renamed HandyBWAS-1793
31.12.1874Ordered broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793
9.3.1875breaking up completed at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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