Orontes

5639
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1812BWAS-1793
Launched29.6.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassScamander ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1817BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck142' 10 ½"Imperial Feet43.2943 
Length of Keel119' 9 ½"Imperial Feet36.2839 
Breadth38' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet11.6015 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Draught Forward8' 8"Imperial Feet2.6416 
Draught Aft12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen939Tons BM 

Armament


29.6.1813Broadside Weight = 467 Imperial Pound ( 211.7845 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck12 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1812274Design Complement
26.1.1813284 BWAS-1793

2 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.1813 - 7.1814CaptainNathaniel Day Cochrane (1780-1844)BWAS-17938.7.1814 - 1815CaptainWilliam M'CullochBWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
11.10.1813 - 5.1815First LieutenantJames Bayly (1785-1857)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
1815 - 7.3.1815Master's MateWilliam Boyle CrookeNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
29.6.1813Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
13.12.1813Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1815In the West IndiesBWAS-1793
4.1817Broken up at SheernessBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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