Severn

6620
Nominal Guns44BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered4.5.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down1.1813BWAS-1793
Named7.1.1813BWAS-1793
Launched14.6.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardBlackwall - London BWAS-1793
Constructor Wigram and GreenBWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Sold20.7.1825BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck159' 2 ⅝"Imperial Feet48.4791 
Length of Keel132' 2"Imperial Feet40.2352 
Breadth42' 3"Imperial Feet12.8397 
Depth in Hold12' 4"Imperial Feet3.7084 
Burthen1,254 8794Tons BM 

Armament


14.6.1813Broadside Weight = 665 Imperial Pound ( 301.5775 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 24-Pounder
Quarterdeck16 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1795340Design Complement

5 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1813 - 2.1816Captain Joseph NourseBWAS-179322.2.1816 - 5.2.1817Captain Frederick Whitworth William Aylmer (1777-1858) ADM 196/3/3NBD18491817CaptainSir James Alexander Gordon (1782-1869)BWAS-17931817 - 5.1817Captain Robert Cavendish Spencer (1791-1830)BWAS-17935.1817 - 1822Captain William M'CullochBWAS-1793

4 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
7.11.1818 - 4.2.1819Lieutenant Benjamin Andrews (1794-1852)NBD18495.8.1819 - 4.1822Lieutenant George Hans Blake (1791-?)NBD184926.7.1821 - 1821Lieutenant Thomas Beer (1787-1867)NBD184922.9.1821 - 1821Lieutenant Edward Aitchison (1794-?)NBD1849

8 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
1815 - 9.1816Midshipman Joseph ArguimbauNBD18497.1816 - 8.1816Midshipman Charles CaleyNBD18497.1816 - 16.9.1816Master's Mate Daniel M'neale BeattyNBD18491817 - 24.11.1817Midshipman William Boulton (d.1851)NBD184910.1818 - 6.1820Midshipman Charles BrandNBD184910.1818 - 4.1822Midshipman Joseph Francis Baker (1798-1856)NBD18491.1819 - 1821Midshipman John Bradley (1795-?)NBD18491821 - 1822Midshipman Hugh Somerville Burniston (1796-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1.7.1813Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
11.9.1813Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
18.1.1814Action of 1814-01-18
20.12.1814Took the Schooner Bangor (2)
25.3.1815Sank the privateer Ino (5) on Racoon KeyTRN5
1.5.1815Took the Schooner Yankee Lass (9)
2.1816Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1816Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
27.8.1816Bombardment of Algiers
1817In the MediterraneanBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 50 gun Fourth Rate Frigate
1822In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
20.7.1825Sold to John Small Sedger for £3,610 at PortsmouthBWAS-1793

 

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