Spey

6840
Nominal Guns10B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered25.3.1823B181
Keel Laid Down7.1825B181
Launched6.10.1827B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPembroke Dockyard B181
Ship ClassCherokee Class
Designed bySir Henry Peake (1753-1825)B181
CategoryUnratedB181
Ship TypeSloop
Sailing RigBrig
Wrecked28.11.1840B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.2663 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Displacement297Tons BM 
Burthen235 994Tons BM 

Armament


6.10.1827Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

Service History


DateEventSource
6.10.1827Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard B181
17.11.1828Refitted as a 4 gun Unrated Packet
17.11.1828Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard B181


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
 

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