Tamar

7063
Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered18.1.1813BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down5.1813BWAS-1793
Launched23.3.1814BWAS-1793
First Commissioned10.1814BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardFrindsbury - Kent BWAS-1793
Ship ClassConway ClassBWAS-1793
Designed by William Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
Constructor Josiah and Thomas BrindleyBWAS-1793
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship BWAS-1793
Sold3.1837BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck108' 0"Imperial Feet32.9184 
Length of Gundeck108' 0 ½"Imperial Feet32.9311 
Length of Keel89' 7 ¾"Imperial Feet27.1463 
Length of Keel89' 9 ⅝"Imperial Feet27.1431 
Breadth30' 9"Imperial Feet9.3726 
Breadth30' 6"Imperial Feet9.2964 
Depth in Hold9' 0 ¾"Imperial Feet2.7623 
Depth in Hold9' 0"Imperial Feet2.7432 
Draught Forward8' 1"Imperial Feet2.4638 
Draught Aft11' 5"Imperial Feet3.4798 
Burthen451 4894Tons BM 
Burthen444 3394Tons BM 

Armament


23.3.1814Broadside Weight = 342 Imperial Pound ( 155.097 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

1818Broadside Weight = 330 Imperial Pound ( 149.655 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck18 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1813155Design Complement

9 Ship Commanders


DatesRankNameSource
10.1814Captain Charles SothebyBWAS-17932.1817 - 31.12.1818Captain Thomas Richard TokerBWAS-179331.12.1818 - 12.1819Captain John GordonBWAS-179312.1819 - 9.1820Captain Arthur Stow (d.1820)BWAS-17939.1820 - 22.11.1820Commander George Richard PechellBWAS-179322.11.1820 - 9.1822CaptainSir William Saltonstall WisemanBWAS-17939.1822 - 25.11.1822Commander John TheedBWAS-179325.11.1822 - 8.1823Captain Thomas Herbert (1793-1861)W02518.9.1823 - 1827Captain James John Gordon Bremer (1786-1850)NBD1849

2 Petty Officers


DatesRatingNameSource
11.1818 - 1818Midshipman George William RabettNBD184910.1827 - 3.1828Master's Mate William Fordyce Blair (1807-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
23.3.1814Began fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.4.1814Completed fitting for ordinary at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
10.1814Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
5.11.1814Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
2.1817Recommissioned for the Newfoundland StationBWAS-1793
2.1817Refitted as a 28 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
2.1817Began fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
4.1817Completed fitting for sea at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham at a cost of £5633.0.0dBWAS-1793
1818Refitted as a 26 gun Sixth Rate Post Ship
1820In the West IndiesBWAS-1793
9.1823Commissioned for the East Indies and Northern AustraliaBWAS-1793
1828In Ordinary at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
3.1831Refitted as a Other Vessels Coal Depot

 

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