Sapphire

6435
Nominal Guns28B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered11.8.1825B181
Keel Laid Down11.1825B181
Launched31.1.1827B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth B181
Designed by James Inman (1776-1859)B181
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Sold5.11.1864B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB028
Length of Gundeck119' 0"Imperial Feet36.2712 
Breadth34' 0"Imperial Feet10.3632 
Burthen604Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck120' 0"Imperial Feet36.576 
Length of Keel100' 6 ¾"Imperial Feet30.4991 
Breadth33' 10"Imperial Feet10.0584 
Depth in Hold8' 0"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Burthen604 3094Tons BM 

Armament


3.1827Broadside Weight = 383 Imperial Pound ( 173.6905 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
3.1827175Design complementB181

1 Ship Commander


DatesRankNameSource
4.4.1835 - 14.8.1838Captain Richard Freeman Rowley (1806-1854)W025

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
21.12.1832 - 11.7.1835Lieutenant David Charles CumbyNBD184917.4.1835 - 8.1838Lieutenant Henry ByngNBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
5.1835 - 1836Midshipman Henry Barre Beresford (1816-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1839Refitted as a 28 gun Unrated Troop Ship B181
1842Refitted as a 22 gun Unrated Troop Ship B181
1847

Receiving ship at Trincomalee

B181
1847Refitted as a Unrated Receiving Ship B181
5.11.1864Sold at TrincomaleeB028

 

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