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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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Posted by Paul Strickland on Friday 16th of December 2022 09:55

I have a note (taken from one or other collection of naval biographies) to the effect that Commander Eaton Stannard Travers was appointed to the Scylla in 1827 but because she proved defective he was transferred to the Rose on 23 July 1828. Apparently the Rose was then being fitted out for the Halifax station.

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