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


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 


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

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

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

1855Refitted as a Unrated Storeship B181


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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