Orpheus

5642
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered27.2.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down8.1808BWAS-1793
Launched12.8.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Robert John NelsonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up8.1819BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 0"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel121' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet36.8999 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 4"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen947 2894Tons BM 

Armament


12.8.1809Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
8.1809 - 22.1.1810Captain Patrick Tonyn (d.1810)BWAS-179322.1.1810 - 1.11.1810Captain Robert PrestonBWAS-17931.11.1810 - 1814Captain Hugh Pigot (1775-1857)W025

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
8.1814 - 11.1814Acting Lieutenant Edward KeaneNBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1809 - 8.1811Midshipman William Henry Woodin (d.1864)NBD18499.1809 - 13.1.1810Midshipman Christopher Beer (d.1872)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.8.1809Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
21.9.1809Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
24.11.1809Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
28.4.1813Took the Privateer Wampoc (8)
11.5.1813Took the Brig Holkar (18)
20.4.1814Took the Sloop Frolic (22)
11.1814Convoy to the East IndiesBWAS-1793
9.1816Laid up at ChathamBWAS-1793
8.1819Broken up at ChathamBWAS-1793

 

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