Onyx

5620
Nominal Guns10
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered8.12.1818
Keel Laid Down11.1819
Launched24.1.1822
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardSheerness Dockyard - Sheerness
Ship ClassCherokee Class
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)
CategoryUnrated
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Sold for Break Up1.1837

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.2663 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Displacement297Tons BM 
Burthen235 994Tons BM 

Armament


24.1.1822Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
29.9.1827Refitted as a Unrated Tender


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
 

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