Volage

7358
Nominal Guns28B181
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered16.6.1819B181
Keel Laid Down8.1819B181
Launched19.2.1825B181
First Commissioned26.1.1826B181
How acquiredPurpose builtB181
ShipyardPortsmouth Dockyard B181
Designed bySir Robert Seppings (1767-1840)B181
CategorySixth RateB181
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up12.12.1874B181

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck113' 10"Imperial Feet34.4424 
Length of Keel96' 8 ½"Imperial Feet29.2735 
Breadth31' 10"Imperial Feet9.4488 
Depth in Hold8' 9"Imperial Feet2.667 
Burthen521 2694Imperial Feet0.007 

Armament


1.1826Broadside Weight = 383 Imperial Pound ( 173.6905 kg)B181
Upper Gun Deck20 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1.1826175Design complementB181

10 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
13.9.1825 - 12.9.1827CaptainRichard Saunders Dundas (1802-1861)W02512.9.1827 - 1829CaptainMichael Seymour (1802-1887)W0339.10.1829 - 1.1833CaptainLord Charles Abbot (2nd Baron Colchester) (1798-1867)NBD184917.4.1833 - 30.10.1835CaptainGeorge Bohun Martin (d.1854)NBD18491.11.1835 - 1837CaptainPeter Richards (1787-1869)W02527.11.1837 - 30.6.1840CaptainHenry Smith (1804-1887)W02530.6.1840 - 6.5.1841CaptainGeorge Augustus Elliot (1813-1901)W0256.5.1841 - 30.8.1841CaptainWilliam Warren (1798-1871)W02530.8.1841 - 1.2.1845CaptainWilliam Dickson (1798-1898)W0251.3.1847 - 6.12.1850CaptainThomas Graves (1802-1856)W025

6 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
26.9.1825 - 17.4.1827LieutenantFrederick William Grey (1805-1878)W02517.4.1827 - 3.1828LieutenantPeter BelchesNBD18496.10.1830 - 25.10.1833LieutenantFrederick Blair (1809-1848)NBD18491843CommanderArthur Burrard KingstonNBD18491.8.1843 - 17.10.1843LieutenantCharles Wright BonhamNBD18499.11.1843 - 7.12.1843First LieutenantRobert Laurie Atkinson (1811-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
1855Refitted as a Unrated Storeship B181


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
W033Vaisseaux de Ligne Francais de 1682 a 1767Ronald DeschenesWeb Site
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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