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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorRobert DavyBWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeSloop BWAS-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 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
9.1809 - 12.8.1812CommanderSir Arthur Atchison (d.1818)BWAS-17939.1809 - 12.8.1812CommanderSir Arthur Atchison (d.1818)BWAS-179312.8.1812 - 7.6.1814CommanderColin MacDonaldBWAS-17937.6.1814 - 1815CommanderGeorge Bennett Allen (1779-1830)BWAS-17939.1824 - 3.1826CommanderGeorge RussellBWAS-17933.1826 - 9.1.1828CommanderWilliam HobsonBWAS-17939.1.1828 - 10.1829CommanderEaton Stannard Travers (1782-1858)BWAS-17933.9.1831 - 3.1834CommanderGeorge Grey (1809-1891)W0253.12.1834 - 10.4.1836CommanderEdward John CarpenterW02526.12.1836 - 29.3.1839CommanderJoseph Denman (1810-1874)BWAS-179326.1.1842 - 1845CommanderRobert SharpW025

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
16.12.1834 - 1834LieutenantGeorge Sherbrooke AireyNL186528.2.1836 - 1836First LieutenantWilliam Conrwallis AldhamNBD184928.4.1843 - 18.10.1843LieutenantJohn de Courcy Andrew Agnew (1819-1916)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) off Ile de Batz
29.12.1811Took the Schooner Fly (10)
21.10.1813Capture of the Weser
21.10.1813Took the Frigate Le Weser (44) 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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