Rainbow

6065
Nominal Guns28B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1818B181
Keel Laid Down4.1822B181
Launched20.11.1823B181
First Commissioned11.1825B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B181
Ship ClassAtholl Class
Designed by The SurveyorsB181
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold8.11.1838B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck113' 8"Imperial Feet34.458 
Length of Keel94' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Depth in Hold8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Burthen499 9194Tons BM 

Armament


20.11.1823Broadside Weight = 383 Imperial Pound ( 173.6905 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
11.1825175Design complementB181

3 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
23.8.1830 - 8.1.1834Commander John Franklin (1786-1848)NAO9.1.1834 - 30.1.1834Captain Henry John Chetwynd (1803-?)NBD18497.2.1834 - 3.1838Captain Thomas Bennett (1785-?)NBD1849

5 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.8.1825 - 30.4.1827Lieutenant Charles Talbot (1801-1876)NBD184930.4.1827 - 9.5.1833Lieutenant Henry Broadhead (1806-?)NBD184917.8.1830 - 7.5.1834Lieutenant Douglas CurryNBD18493.12.1836 - 1838Lieutenant Thomas Charles MeheuxW0251837 - 11.1838Lieutenant Perceval BaskervilleNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
2.1834 - 31.7.1835Midshipman Edward Watkins Bennett (1816-1835)NBD1849

 

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