Creole

7558
Nominal Guns36BWAS-1793
NationalityUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
OperatorRoyal Navy
Ordered23.12.1810BWAS-1793
Keel Laid Down9.1811BWAS-1793
Launched1.5.1813BWAS-1793
How acquiredBuilt by ContractBWAS-1793
ShipyardPlymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
Ship ClassApollo Class
Designed byWilliam Rule (d.1816)BWAS-1793
ConstructorJoseph Tucker (c.1760-1831)BWAS-1793
CategoryFifth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypeFrigate
Sailing RigShip Rigged
Broken Up8.1833BWAS-1793

Dimensions


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck144' 11"Imperial Feet43.8912 
Length of Keel121' 5 ⅝"Imperial Feet36.8967 
Breadth38' 3 ⅞"Imperial Feet11.6046 
Depth in Hold13' 3"Imperial Feet3.9624 
Burthen948 8194Tons BM 

Armament


1.5.1813Broadside Weight = 476 Imperial Pound ( 215.866 kg)BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck26 British 18-Pounder
Quarterdeck10 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck2 British 9-Pounder
Forecastle4 British 32-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2 British 9-Pounder

Crew Complement


Date# of MenNotesSource
1798264Design Complement

8 Commanding Officers


DatesRankNameSource
6.1813 - 1814CaptainRobert Forbes (d.1819)BWAS-17931814 - 1815CaptainGeorge Charles MackenzieBWAS-17931818 - 7.1818CommodoreSir George Ralph Collier (1774-1824)BWAS-179310.1818 - 1820CaptainWilliam Bateman DashwoodBWAS-179310.1818 - 1820CommodoreWilliam Bowles (1780-1869)NBD18491820 - 1.1821CaptainAdam Mackenzie (d.1823)BWAS-17931.1821 - 2.1821CaptainThomas WhiteBWAS-17932.1821CommanderFrederick Spencer (1798-1857)BWAS-1793

1 Commissioned Officer


DatesRankNameSource
1823 - 24.4.1824LieutenantSir Horatio Thomas Austin (1801-1865)BWAS-1793

Service History


DateEventSource
17.3.1803Originally ordered from Benjamin Tanner at Dartmouth, but the firm failed in February 1807BWAS-1793
23.12.1810Re-ordered form Plymouth DockyardBWAS-1793
9.1811Began First cost, including fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
1.5.1813Completed First cost, including fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth at a cost of £39430.0.0dBWAS-1793
1.5.1813Began fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
20.8.1813Completed fitting at Plymouth Dockyard - Plymouth BWAS-1793
23.1.1814Action of 1814-01-23
8.1815Began small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness BWAS-1793
3.1816Completed small repair at Sheerness Dockyard - Sheerness at a cost of £4342.0.0dBWAS-1793
7.1818Recommissioned for the African coastBWAS-1793
6.1833Began fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
7.1833Completed fitting at Chatham Dockyard - Chatham BWAS-1793
8.1833Broken up at DeptfordBWAS-1793


Sources


IDDescriptionAuthorType
BWAS-1793British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NBD1849A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
 

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