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Termagant -> 1824 Herald

Nominal Guns28B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1820B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardKochi - Kerala B181
Ship ClassAtholl Class (1817)
Designed by
The SurveyorsBritish
Ship Builder
Service 1739-1741
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck113' 8"Imperial Feet34.458 
Length of Keel94' 8 ¾"Imperial Feet28.6703 
Breadth31' 6"Imperial Feet9.6012 
Depth in Hold8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Burthen499 9194Tons BM 


15.11.1822Broadside Weight = 383 Imperial Pound ( 173.6905 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

1 Ship Commander

8.2.1845 - 1848Captain
Henry KellettBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1822-1868

Service History

15.5.1824Renamed HeraldB181
6.1845Refitted as a 8 gun Unrated Survey VesselB181


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Posted by Ian Cruttenden on Tuesday 8th of June 2021 10:19

Commissioned at Portsmouth June 1838
Captain Joseph Nias
Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Signing of Treaty of Waitangi. 6 February 1840.
Between 28 April and 2 July 1840 HMS Herald sailed around South Island carrying Major Thomas Banbury and the Herald-Bunbury copy of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Captain Joseph Nias appointed Companion of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath. (C.B.) 29 June 1841 (See London Gazette 2 July 1841 page 1720)
Took part in the First Opium War (1839-42) in China. Crew entitled to China War Medal (1842) (See The Royal Navy, A History From The Earliest Times To Present by Clowes, W. Laird and others, 1901 - page 288)
Paid Off at Chatham 21 April 1843

William John Coulbert (1822-1900)
24 August 1836 Boy 3rd Class HMS Victory
to 7 September 1837
8 September 1837 Boy 2nd Class HMS Victory
to 26 June 1838
27 June 1838 Boy 2nd Class HMS Herald
to 18 August 1840
18 August 1840 Boy 1st Class HMS Herald
to 4 January 1843
5 January 1843 Ordinary Seaman (Very Good) HMS Herald
to 22 April 1843
22 July 1843 Ordinary Seaman HMS Eurydice
to 6 June 1844
8 July 1844 Ordinary Seaman HMS Collingwood
to 14 February 1846
15 February 1846 Able Seaman HMS Collingwood
to 20 July 1848

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