Perseus

5758
Nominal Guns22BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.1.1805BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down11.1805BWAS-1793
Launched20.11.1812BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardRingmore - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassLaurel ClassBWAS-1793
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJohn SuttonBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Broken Up9.1850BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck118' 5"Imperial Feet35.9735 
Length of Keel98' 4 ¾"Imperial Feet29.8895 
Breadth31' 7"Imperial Feet9.6266 
Depth in Hold10' 3 ¼"Imperial Feet3.0544 
Draught Forward10' 3"Imperial Feet3.1242 
Draught Aft12' 3"Imperial Feet3.6957 
Burthen522 794Tons BM 

Armament


20.11.1812Broadside Weight = 430 Imperial Pound ( 195.005 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck22 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
28.3.1805155Design Complement

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
2.1813 - 9.1815CaptainEdward Henry A'Court (1783-1855)NBD18491815 - 1817CaptainThomas Richard TokerBWAS-17935.1818 - 7.1821LieutenantWilliam Collins Barker (1779-1848)BWAS-1793

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
15.3.1815 - 6.5.1815MidshipmanWilliam Bryant (d.1851)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
12.1812Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
22.3.1813Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
24.4.1813Sailed on a mission to the Barbary statesBWAS-1793
1814Sailed to NewfoundlandBWAS-1793
12.1816fitting as a Receiving Ship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
4.1818Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
5.1818Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
1.1831Paid offBWAS-1793
9.1850Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793

 

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