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Scylla

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Nominal Guns16BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered5.9.1808BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down12.1808BWAS-1793
Acquired29.6.1809BWAS-1793
First Commissioned9.1809BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurchased on the StocksBWAS-1793
ShipyardTopsham - Devon BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCruizer Class (1797)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Robert DavyBritish
Ship Builder
BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloopBWAS-1793
Sailing RigBrigBWAS-1793
Broken Up1.1846BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck100' 4"Imperial Feet30.5816 
Length of Keel77' 8 ⅛"Imperial Feet23.4728 
Breadth30' 6 ½"Imperial Feet9.1567 
Depth in Hold12' 10"Imperial Feet3.6576 
Draught Forward6' 8"Imperial Feet2.032 
Draught Aft11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Burthen385Tons BM 

Armament


29.6.1809Broadside Weight = 262 Imperial Pound ( 118.817 kg)BWAS-1793
Gun Deck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1797121Design Complement

11 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
9.1809 - 12.8.1812Commander
Sir Arthur AtchisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1812
BWAS-1793
9.1809 - 12.8.1812Commander
Sir Arthur AtchisonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1812
BWAS-1793
12.8.1812 - 7.6.1814Commander
Colin MacDonaldBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1793-1846
BWAS-1793
7.6.1814 - 1815Commander
George Bennett AllenBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1799-1816
BWAS-1793
9.1824 - 3.1826Commander
George RussellBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1814-1826
BWAS-1793
3.1826 - 9.1.1828Commander
William HobsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1828
BWAS-1793
9.1.1828 - 10.1829Commander
Eaton Stannard TraversBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1855
BWAS-1793
3.9.1831 - 3.1834Commander
George GreyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1829-1863
W025
3.12.1834 - 10.4.1836Commander
Edward John CarpenterBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1819-1836
W025
26.12.1836 - 29.3.1839Commander
Joseph DenmanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1831-1862
BWAS-1793
26.1.1842 - 1845Commander
Robert SharpBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1807-1865
W025

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.12.1834 - 1834Lieutenant
George Sherbrooke AireyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1837
NL1865
28.2.1836 - 1836First Lieutenant
William Conrwallis AldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1853
NBD1849
28.4.1843 - 18.10.1843Lieutenant
John de Courcy Andrew AgnewBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1834-1854
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
15.8.1809Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
9.12.1809Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £6698.0.0dBWAS-1793
8.5.1811Scylla vs Canonnier
8.5.1811Took the Gun-brig
Le Canonniere (11) 1811-1811
French 11 Gun
Unrated Gun-brig
off Ile de Batz

29.12.1811Took the Schooner
Fly (10) 1811-1811
American 10 Gun
Merchant Schooner

21.10.1813Capture of the Weser
21.10.1813Took the Frigate
Le Weser (44) 1812-1813
French 44 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
in the Channel

1815Paid off at PlymouthBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
2.1821Began large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1822Completed large repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £7224.0.0dBWAS-1793
9.1824Recommissioned for JamaicaBWAS-1793
9.1824Refitted as a 18 gun Unrated Unknown
12.1824Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £4565.0.0dBWAS-1793
90.1824Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
10.1829Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1830Recommissioned for the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
5.1830Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth at a cost of £8320.0.0dBWAS-1793
3.1834Paid offBWAS-1793
9.1841Began very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.1842Recommissioned for North America and the West IndiesBWAS-1793
4.1842Completed very small repair at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £5284.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.1846Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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