Sir Edward Hughes -> 1807 Tortoise

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Nominal Guns38BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
PreviouslyBritish Merchant ship 'Sir Edward Hughes' (1784) (38)
Purchased5.1804BWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay - Maharashtra BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate BWAS-1793
Sailing RigShip RiggedBWAS-1793
Broken Up1863BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck147' 2"Imperial Feet44.8056 
Length of Keel118' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet35.9886 
Breadth39' 1"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold19' 4 ½"Imperial Feet5.8039 
Burthen962 594Tons BM 

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.1805 - 30.1.1806CommanderHood Hanway ChristianBWAS-17935.9.1806 - 10.1806CaptainGilbert HeathcoteBWAS-17935.1808 - 1815CommanderThomas CookBWAS-17936.12.1844 - 11.1846CommanderArthur Morrell (1788-1880)NBD184912.11.1846 - 1.1847CommanderFrederick Hutton (1801-1866)NBD184925.6.1851 - 2.1855CaptainWilliam Hewgill Kitchen (1787-1865)NBD18492.2.1855 - 1.1858CommanderGeorge Alexander SeymourNBD184920.1.1858 - 1.11.1859CaptainWilliam Farquharson Burnett (d.1863)W025

Service History


DateEventSource
5.1804Purchased at Unknown at a cost of £35000.0.0dBWAS-1793
13.8.1806RegisteredBWAS-1793
9.10.1807Arrived at SheernessBWAS-1793
11.10.1807Arrived at WoolwichBWAS-1793
28.11.1807Renamed TortoiseBWAS-1793
12.1807In Ordinary at WoolwichBWAS-1793
3.1808Began fitted as a storeship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
5.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1793
5.1808Refitted as a 20 gun Unrated Storeship
7.1808Completed fitted as a storeship at Woolwich Dockyard - Woolwich BWAS-1793
9.1824Began fitting as a Coal Depot at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
11.1824Completed fitting as a Coal Depot at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1825At MilfordBWAS-1793
12.1843Began fitting as a Receiving Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
3.1844Completed fitting as a Receiving Ship at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
1845Recieving ship at Ascension IslandBWAS-1793
1863Broken up at Ascension IslandBWAS-1793


Notes on Ship



Previously HEICo Sir Edward Hughes, launched 1784/03/22 at Bombay

 

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