Unicorn -> 1939 Unicorn II -> 1941 Cressy -> 1959 Unicorn

Nominal Guns46B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Keel Laid Down3.1822B181
ShipyardChatham Dockyard - Chatham B181
Ship ClassLeda Class
Designed bySir John Henslow (1730-1815)B181
CategoryFifth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Still in Existance2011B181


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck150' 1 ½"Imperial Feet45.7327 
Length of Keel125' 4 ⅞"Imperial Feet38.1222 
Breadth39' 11"Imperial Feet11.89 
Depth in Hold12' 9"Imperial Feet3.7719 
Burthen1,062 7994Tons BM 


30.3.1824Broadside Weight = 425 Imperial Pound ( 192.7375 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck28 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck6 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck8 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle2 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Service History

1860Refitted as a Other Vessels Powder Hulk B181
2.1939Renamed Unicorn IIB181
20.11.1941Renamed CressyB181
14.7.1959Renamed UnicornB181

Notes on Ship

See website http://www.frigateunicorn.org/


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