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7550
Nominal Guns1
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered13.4.1815
Keel Laid Down10.1815
Launched11.1.1816
How acquiredPurpose built
ShipyardDeptford Dockyard - Deptford
ConstructorWilliam Stone
CategoryOther Vessels
Ship TypeSurvey Vessel
Sold15.3.1826

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB181
Length of Gundeck70' 0"Imperial Feet21.336 
Length of Keel60' 8"Imperial Feet18.4912 
Breadth16' 0"Imperial Feet4.8768 
Depth in Hold8' 10"Imperial Feet2.4384 
Burthen82 5794Tons BM 

Armament


1.1816Broadside Weight = 9 Imperial Pound ( 4.0818 kg)B181
Gun Deck1 British 12-Pound Carronade
Gun Deck12 British 1/2-Pound Swivel

Service History


DateEventSource
1819HulkedB181
15.3.1826Sold at Rye to J. Harvey for £146B181


Notes on Ship


NoteB181
Originally intended to be fitted with a 20nhp Beam Engine, this was removed in 1816 and she was fitted as a 3-masted schooner instead

Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
B181Sail and Steam Navy ListDavid Lyon and Rif WinfieldBook
 

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