Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down4.1814BWAS-1793
First Commissioned8.1828
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorNicholas DiddamsBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 5"Imperial Feet44.196 
Length of Keel122' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet37.2015 
Breadth38' 3"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Draught Forward10' 8"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft14' 5"Imperial Feet4.2672 
Burthen951 1394Tons BM 


13.4.1816Broadside 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

28.8.1828 - 1830CaptainAdolphus Fitzclarence (1802-1856)W02515.3.1831 - 1832CaptainManley Hall Dixon (1786-1864)W02520.1.1832 - 1834CaptainWilliam Walpole (1789-1875)W025

6 Commissioned Officers

11.11.1828 - 25.4.1831LieutenantWilliam KellyNBD18493.1831 - 16.4.1831LieutenantEdward Harris Butterfield (1808-1851)NBD184917.5.1831 - 1832LieutenantHoratio BlairNBD184930.9.1831 - 6.10.1832LieutenantJohn James Allen (1806-?)NBD184929.12.1831 - 12.1833LieutenantGeorge St Vincent Duckworth King (1809-1891)NBD184919.7.1833 - 16.7.1834LieutenantCharles John Bosanquet (1807-?)NBD1849

Service History

19.3.1811Ordered from Robert Guillaume at Northam.BWAS-1793
10.12.1813Re-ordered from Portsmouth Dockyard when Guillaume went bankruptBWAS-1793
10.12.1813Began First cost, including fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
13.4.1816Completed First cost, including fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £34668.0.0dBWAS-1793
13.4.1816Began fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
27.4.1816Completed fitting for ordinary at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
9.1836Began fitting as a Coal Depot at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.1836Refitted as a Other Vessels Coal Depot
11.1836Completed fitting as a Coal Depot at Plymouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
11.1.1862Sold to Marshall for £1,426BWAS-1793


BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book

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