Sirius

6711
Nominal Guns36B028
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered30.4.1795BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down9.1795BWAS-1793
Launched12.4.1797B028
How acquiredBuilt by ContractB028
ShipyardDeptford - London B028
Constructor John Dudman (1750-1817)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateB028
Ship TypeFrigate B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Burnt25.8.1810B028

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck148' 10"Imperial Feet45.1104 
Length of Keel124' 0 ⅛"Imperial Feet37.7984 
Breadth39' 10"Imperial Feet11.8872 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9878 
Draught Forward10' 10"Imperial Feet3.048 
Draught Aft15' 7"Imperial Feet4.6076 
Burthen1,046 5994Tons BM 

Armament


5.1797Broadside Weight = 270 Imperial Pound ( 122.445 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
5.1797274 BWAS-1793

5 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
5.1797 - 7.1801Captain Richard King (1774-1834)BWAS-17937.1801Commander John Browning EdwardsBWAS-17937.1801 - 8.1802Captain Richard King (1774-1834)BWAS-17938.1802 - 4.1808Captain William ProwseBWAS-179311.1808 - 25.8.1810Captain Samuel PymBWAS-1793

3 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
4.8.1804 - 1806Lieutenant Richard BurtonNAO19.5.1805 - 1806Lieutenant David Anderson (d.1831)NAO29.7.1806 - 12.12.1808Lieutenant William Waldegrave (1788-1859)NBD1849

3 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
8.1797 - 7.1801Midshipman Edward Barnard (1782-1863)NAO7.1801 - 8.5.1805Master's Mate Edward Barnard (1782-1863)NAO1802 - 1803Midshipman John KnapmanNBD1849

1 Crewman


DatesRatingNameSource
12.5.1797 - 8.1797Able Seaman Edward Barnard (1782-1863)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
9.1795Began building at Deptford - London BWAS-1793
12.4.1797Completed building at Deptford - London at a cost of £15715.0.0dBWAS-1793
12.4.1797Began fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford BWAS-1793
24.6.1797Completed fitting at Deptford Dockyard - Deptford at a cost of £10041.0.0dBWAS-1793
24.10.1798Took the Frigate Die Furie (36) in the North Sea
24.10.1798Took the Frigate Waakzamheid (24) in the North Sea
11.12.1800Captured the Spanish Merchant brig Melchura, 24 hours out of Corunna.BG
26.1.1801Capture of the Dédaigneuse
28.1.1801Took the Frigate La Dédaigneuse (40) off Ferrol
22.7.18053rd Battle of Cape Finisterre
21.10.1805Battle of Trafalgar
17.4.1806Took the Corvette La Bergère (18) off the mouth of the Tiber
4.1808Began middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
11.1808RecommissionedBWAS-1793
1.1809Completed middling repair at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
24.2.1809Sailed for the Cape of Good HopeBWAS-1793
21.9.1809Took the Frigate Caroline (40) off Reunion
7.1810Present at the capture of ReunionBWAS-1793
6.7.1810The Capture of Reunion
8.1810Present in the Mauritius operationsBWAS-1793
23.8.1810Battle of Mauritius
24.8.1810Grounded at Grand Port, MauritiusBWAS-1793
25.8.1810Burnt to avoid captureBWAS-1793

 

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