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Semiramis

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Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.3.1806BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down4.1807BWAS-1793
Launched25.7.1808BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo Class (1798)BWAS-1793
Designed by
William RuleBritish
Designer
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1778-1813
BWAS-1793
Constructor
Robert John NelsonBritish
Ship Builder
Dockyard Staff
Service 1789
BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigateBWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up11.1844BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck145' 0 ⅝"Imperial Feet44.2119 
Length of Keel121' 10"Imperial Feet36.8808 
Breadth38' 2"Imperial Feet11.5824 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen944 194Tons BM 

Armament


25.7.1808Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
8.1808 - 7.1810Captain
William GrangerBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1790-1791
BWAS-1793
7.1810 - 8.1814Captain
Charles RichardsonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1794-1847
BWAS-1793
10.1817 - 8.1818Captain
Sir James Lucas YeoBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1797-1818
BWAS-1793
25.2.1822 - 4.1825Captain
Peter RibouleauBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1780-1846
NBD1849
27.5.1828 - 1831Captain
Maurice Frederick Fitzhardinge BerkeleyBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1802-1862
NBD1849

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.9.1810 - 1.5.1811Lieutenant
Charles Orlando BridgemanBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1804-1846
NBD1849
28.10.1814 - 8.9.1815Lieutenant
Joseph NorrisBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1853
ADM 196
1826 - 19.5.1828Flag Lieutenant
Orbell OakesBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1813-1828
NBD1849
21.8.1828 - 11.11.1832Lieutenant
William George BuchananBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1825-1843
NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1810 - 8.1814Midshipman
Hugh Somerville BurnistonBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1808-1825
NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
15.12.1808Sailed for PortugalBWAS-1793
24.8.1811Action in the Gironde
1812On the Irish StationBWAS-1793
29.2.1812Took the Privateer
Le Grand Jean (14) 1812-1812
French 14 Gun
Privateer

28.10.1812Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
8.1814Paid off at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1814Began middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
3.1815Completed middling repair at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1817Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
12.1817Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
7.1821Began fitting as a Guardship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1821Completed fitting as a Guardship at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1827Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Corvette
9.1831Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
11.1844Broken up at PlymouthBWAS-1793

 

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