Cameleon

7532
Nominal Guns10BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered2.10.1812BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down3.1815BWAS-1793
Launched15.1.1816BWAS-1793
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1793
ShipyardBombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
Ship ClassCherokee ClassBWAS-1793
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJamsetjee Bomanjee Wadia (1756-1821)BWAS-1793
CategoryUnratedBWAS-1793
Ship TypeBrig-Corvette BWAS-1793
Broken Up4.1849BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck90' 0"Imperial Feet27.432 
Length of Keel73' 7 ⅝"Imperial Feet22.2663 
Breadth24' 6"Imperial Feet7.3533 
Depth in Hold11' 0"Imperial Feet3.3528 
Displacement297Tons BM 
Burthen235 994Tons BM 

Armament


15.1.1816Broadside Weight = 78 Imperial Pound ( 35.373 kg)B181
Gun Deck8 British 18-Pound Carronade
Bow Chaser2 British 6-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
26.11.180775Design Complement

11 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
1816 - 12.1816LieutenantJohn Mcarthur LowBWAS-179310.1818 - 22.1.1822CommanderWilliam James MingayBWAS-179319.1.1822 - 8.8.1825CommanderGeorge Robert Lambert (1796-1869)BWAS-17931823 - 23.2.1824CommanderJames Burton (d.1832)BWAS-179323.5.1823 - 23.2.1824CommanderJames Ryder Burton (1795-?)NBD184923.2.1824 - 8.8.1825CommanderGeorge Robert Lambert (1796-1869)NBD18498.8.1825 - 1.1827CommanderMichael Seymour (1802-1887)W0251.1827 - 4.1827CommanderCharles Cotton (d.1828)BWAS-17934.1827 - 10.1828CommanderChristopher Wyvill (1792-1863)BWAS-179317.9.1828 - 1831CommanderSir Thomas Sabine Pasley (2nd Baronet Pasley of Craig, Dunfries) (1804-1884)BWAS-179315.12.1834 - 4.1838LieutenantJohn Bradley (1795-?)NBD1849

2 Commissioned Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.11.1827 - 8.3.1828Acting LieutenantThomas Carey (1797-?)NBD184931.10.1828 - 1828LieutenantHugh Berners (1801-?)NBD1849

Service History


DateEventSource
15.1.1816Began fitting at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay BWAS-1793
19.1.1816Completed fitting at Bombay Dockyard - Bombay at a cost of £4472.0.0dBWAS-1793
14.12.1816Arrived at Portsmouth and laid upBWAS-1793
10.1818Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1.1819Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard - Portsmouth BWAS-1793
1822Tender to Apollo (36) BWAS-1793
31.1.1824Affair with the Tripoli
31.1.1828Action at Grabusa


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
W025William Loney RN - BackgroundP DavisWeb Site
 

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