Semiramis

6584
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 ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Robert John NelsonBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-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 Granger (d.1848)BWAS-17937.1810 - 8.1814Captain Charles Richardson (d.1850)BWAS-179310.1817 - 8.1818CaptainSir James Lucas Yeo (d.1818)BWAS-179325.2.1822 - 4.1825Captain Peter Ribouleau (d.1847)NBD184927.5.1828 - 1831Captain Maurice Frederick Fitzhardinge Berkeley (1788-1867)NBD1849

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
10.9.1810 - 1.5.1811Lieutenant Charles Orlando Bridgeman (1791-?)NBD184928.10.1814 - 8.9.1815Lieutenant Joseph NorrisADM 1961826 - 19.5.1828Flag Lieutenant Orbell Oakes (1800-?)NBD184921.8.1828 - 11.11.1832Lieutenant William George Buchanan (d.1845)NBD1849

1 Petty Officer


DatesRatingNameSource
4.1810 - 8.1814Midshipman Hugh Somerville Burniston (1796-?)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)
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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