Pyramus

6023
Nominal Guns36
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.1808
Keel Laid Down11.1808
Launched22.1.1810
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth
CategoryFifth Rate
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold for Break Up10.11.1879

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck141' 1"Imperial Feet42.9768 
Length of Keel117' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet35.6775 
Breadth38' 5"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold12' 0"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Burthen920 1894Tons BM 

Armament


1.1810Broadside Weight = 444 Imperial Pound ( 201.354 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1810264 BWAS-1793

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1.1810 - 9.1812CaptainCharles Dashwood (1765-1847)BWAS-17939.1812 - 4.1814CaptainJames Whitley Deans Dundas (1785-1862)BWAS-17932.1821 - 6.1825CaptainFrancis NewcombeBWAS-17936.1825CaptainRobert GambierBWAS-17936.1826 - 1829CaptainGeorge Rose Sartorius (1790-1885)BWAS-1793

1 Flag Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1827 - 21.10.1827Rear-AdmiralSir Thomas Masterman Hardy (1769-1839)ODNB

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
29.12.1823 - 10.10.1824LieutenantJoseph O'BrienNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
7.1824 - 1827MidshipmanWilliam Cheselden BrowneNBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
29.6.1805Originally ordered from Greensword & Kidwell at Ichenor, laid down 1806/04, builders went bankrupt in 1807 and reordered from Portsmouth DockyardBWAS-1793
11.1808Began First cost, including fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1810Commissioned for the BalticBWAS-1793
22.1.1810Completed First cost, including fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £18842.0.0dBWAS-1793
1813In the ChannelBWAS-1793
15.4.1813Took the Privateer Viper (6)
20.4.1813Took the Privateer Schooner Zebra (10)
18.2.1814Took the Privateer Schooner La Ville de L'Orient (14) BG
4.1814fitting for ordinary at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £736.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1819Laid upBWAS-1793
3.1819Began middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
5.1819Completed middling repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £32127.0.0dBWAS-1793
2.1821Recommissioned for the West IndiesBWAS-1793
2.1821Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
6.1821Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £9104.0.0dBWAS-1793
6.1825Paid offBWAS-1793
6.1826RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1.1829Began very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
4.1829Laid up at PlymouthBWAS-1793
4.1829Completed very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8477.0.0dBWAS-1793
11.1832Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
7.1833Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £8477.0.0dBWAS-1793
1834At HalifaxBWAS-1793
10.11.1879Sold to break up at Halifax for £1,600BWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
BGThe London GazetteOfficialWeb Site
 

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