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    Naval history of Great Britain - Vol. VI
    by
    William James
      Abstract No 24 
    Abstract No 24 An ABSTRACT of the ships and vessels belonging to the British Navy at the commencement of the year 1816 Increase and Decrease in the Classes since the date of the last year's Abstract.
    Letters of Reference RATE. CLASS. For Sea-service For Harbour-service, &c. Building, or ordered to be built. GRAND TOTAL. Built Purchased. Converted from other classes. Ordered to be built. TOTAL of Increase. Captured, Destroyed, Wrecked, &c. Converted to other classes, Sold or taken to pieces. TOTAL of Decrease.
    In commission. In ordinary TOTAL. No. In commission In ordinary No. King's yards. Merchants yards. British vessels or enemy privateers Enemy's national vessels.
          No. Tons. No. Tons No Tons Brit built For built No. Tons No Tons Brit. built For built. No. Tons. No. Tons. No Tons. No Tons. No Tons. No Tons No Tons. No Tons. No Tons. No Tons. No Tons. No Tons. No Tons.
      Three-deckers. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    A First. 120-gun ship, ... ... 5 12972 5 12972 5 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2 5218 7 18190 2 5231a ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    B First 112-gun ship 18-pounder ... ... 1 2351 1 2351 1 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2 4834 3 7185 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    C First 112-gun ship 12-pounder ... ... 1 2457 1 2457 ... 1 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 2457 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 1 2398 1 2398
    D First 100-gun ship 18-pounder 1 2289 1 2286 2 4575 2 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 2404 3 6979 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    E First 100-gun ship 12-pounder ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 1 2175 ... ... 1 2175
    F Second. 98-gun ship 18-pounder large, 1 2278 1 2276 2 4554 2 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 2 4554 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    H Second 98-gun ship 12-pounder 1 2155 5 10633 6 12788 6 ... ... ... 6 12177 6 ... ... ... 12 24965 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 2175 ... ... 1 2175 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
      Two-deckers. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
    K Third. 80-gun ship 3 6628 4 8643 7 15271 3 4 ... ... 5 10717 4 1 3 6359 15 32347 1 2139 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 2255 1 2255 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    L Third. 74-gun ship 24-pounder, 4 7670 5 9632 9 17302 8 1 ... ... 3 5596 2 1 ... ... 12 22898 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    M Third. 74-gun ship 18-pounder, large 4 7364 8 15084 12 22448 8 4 ... ... 13 24444 6 7 ...   25 46892 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 2 3661 2 3661
    N Third. 74-gun ship 18-pounder, middle 14 24416 35 61337 49 85753 49 ... ... ... 17 29650 11 6 12 20917 78 136320 2 3505 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 1715 1 1715 ... ... 4 6965 3 5285 7 12250
    0 Third. 74-gun ship 18-pounder, small, 2 3308 4 6586 6 9894 6 ... ... ... 16 25953 14 2 ... ... 22 35847 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 2 3249 2 3261 4 6510
    P Third. 64-gun ship ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 3 4240 10 13632 7 6 ... ... 13 17872 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 1 1374 8 11232 9 12606
        LINE 30 56108 70 134257 100 190365 90 10 3 4240 70 122169 50 23 20 39732 193 356506 5 10875 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2175 2 3970 3 6145 0 0 8 13763 16 25837 24 39600
    R Fourth. 56-gun ship flush, 1 1616 ... ... 1 1616 1 ... ... ... 2 2898 2 ... ... ... 3 4514 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 1 1604 1 1604
    T Fourth. 50-gun ship com. or quarter-decked 2 2256 2 2450 4 4706 4 ... 1 1048 3 3218 2 2 ... ... 8 8972 1 1227 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 3 3176 3 3176
    U Fourth. 50-gun ship 3 4516 2 2779 5 7295 5 ... ... ... 1 1533 1 ... ... ... 6 8828 2 2779b ... ... ... ... 1 1533 ... ... ... ... 1 1533 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    V Fifth. 44-gun ship ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 3 2661 3 ... ... ... 3 2661 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
      One-deckers. ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    W Fifth. 44-gun frigate, 1 1384 ... ... 1 1384 1 ... ... ... 1 1357 ... 1 ... ... 2 2741 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 1 1430 ... ... 1 1430
    X Fifth. 40-gun frigate, 24-pounder, 1 1347 5 6202 6 7549 6 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 6 7549 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    Y Fifth. 40-gun frigate, 18-pounder, ... ... 3 3474 3 3474 3 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3 3474 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    Z Fifth. 38-gun frigate large, 18 19623 25 27022 43 46645 31 12 ... ... 14 15379 ... 14 10 10936 67 72960 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 1101 2 2143 3 3244 1 1080 1 1066 4 4442 6 6588
    A Fifth. 38-gun frigate, small, 1 944 1 1020 2 1964 2 ... ... ... 3 3082 2 1 ... ... 5 5046 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    B Fifth. 36-gun frigate, 18-pounder, large, 1 1028 2 2069 3 3097 ... 3 ... ... 3 3118 ... 3 ... ... 6 6215 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    C Fifth. 36-gun frigate, 18-pounder, small, 24 22364 20 18934 44 41298 44 ... ... ... 5 4682 4 1 ... ... 49 45980 ... ... 1 954 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 1 882 2 1871 3 2753
    D Fifth. 36-gun frigate, 12-pounder, ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 6 5425 ... 6 ... ... 6 5425 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 2 1791 4 3764 6 5555
    E Fifth. 32-gun frigate, 18-pounder, large, 1 894 ... ... 1 894 1 ... ... ... 2 1838 2 ... ... ... 3 2732 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    F Fifth. 32-gun frigate, 18-pounder, small, ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 1 791 1 791
    G Fifth. 32-gun frigate, 12-pounder, large, ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 1 856 ... ... 1 ... ... ... 1 856 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    H Fifth. 32-gun frigate, 12-pounder, small 3 2066 ... ... 3 2066 3 ... ... ... 3 2044 3 ... ... ... 6 4110 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 2 1405 3 2008 5 3413
    I Sixth. 28-gun frigate ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 1 598 1 ... ... ... 1 598 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    K Sixth. 24-gun post-ship, quarter-decked, 1 601 1 521 2 1122 1 1 ... ... 1 519 1 ... ... ... 3 1641 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 1 563 1 587 2 1150
    L Sixth. 24-gun post-ship, flush 1 812 ... ... 1 812 ... 1 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 812 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    M Sixth. 22-gun post-ship, quarter-decked, 3 1592 1 522 4 2114 4 ... ... ... 4 2162 4 ... ... ... 8 4276 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 1 539 ... ... ... ... 1 539
    N Sixth. 22-gun post-ship, flush 1 539 ... ... 1 539 ... 1 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 539 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    0 Sixth. 20-gun post-ship, quarter-decked, 7 3140 2 902 9 4042 9 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 452 10 4494 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 1 433 ... ... 1 433
    P Sixth. 20-gun post-ship, flush 13 6091 5 2294 18 8385 18 ... ... ... 1 511 1 ... 1 511 20 9407 ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 464 ... ... ... ... 1 464 2 976 ... ... ... ... 2 976
    R Sloops. 18-gun ship-sloop, quarter-decked 15 6394 4 1698 19 8092 19 ... ... ... 14 6021 14 ... ... ... 33 14113 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 3 1340 3 1340
    S Sloops. 18-gun ship-sloop, flush, 3 1200 1 399 4 1599 4 ... ... ... 3 1240 3 ... ... ... 7 2839 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 1 399 ... ... 1 307 2 706
    T Sloops. 16-gun ship-sloop, quarter-decked, large 2 789 1 365 3 1154 3 ... ... ... 5 1898 5 ... ... ... 8 3052 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 1 365 2 791 4 1476 7 2632
    V Sloops. 16-gun ship-sloop, flush ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 3 1091 3 ... ... ... 3 1091 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 2 774 ... ... 2 774
    W Sloops. 14-gun ship-sloop, quarter-decked, . ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ...     ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 1 302 1 302
    Y Sloops. 18-gun brig-sloop, large 37 14185 30 11558 67 25743 67 ... ... ... 7 2696 7 ... ... ... 74 28439 ... ... 3 1157 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 1 387 ... ... 8 3083 9 3470
    a Sloops. 16-gun brig-sloop 5 1562 ... ... 5 1562 2 3 ... ... 14 4213 8 6 ... ... 19 5775 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 6 1787 6 1787
    b Sloops. 14-gun brig-sloop 6 1436 2 504 8 1940 6 2 ... ... 3 760 2 1 ... ... 11 2700 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 3 777 3 777
    c Sloops. 10-gun brig-sloop 22 5224 9 2138 31 7362 31 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31 7362 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    d Bombs, of 8 guns and 2 mortars, . 7 2451 ... ... 7 2451 7 ... ... ... 6 2194 6 ... ... ... 13 4645 ... ... 2 749 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 1 335 1 335
    e Fire-ships, 14 guns ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 1 425 1 425
    f Gun-brigs 14 guns 1 187 ... ... 1 187 ... 1 ... ... 1 212 ... 1 ... ... 2 399 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    g Gun-brigs 12 guns 3 546 16 2907 19 3453 19 ... ... ... 19 3382 18 1 ... ... 38 6835 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 17 3064 17 3064
    h Gun-brigs 10 guns ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 1 148 1 148
    i Cutters, &c. 14 guns 6 1565 ... ... 6 1565 ... 6 ... ... 1 152 1 ... ... ... 7 1717 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 1 203 ... ... 1 214 2 417
    k Cutters, &c. 12 guns 2 490 1 197 3 687 ... 3 ... ... 2 348 1 1 ... ... 5 1035 ... ... ... ... 1 224 ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 224 2 455 ... ... 3 444 5 899
    l Cutters, &c. 10 guns 8 1350 1 150 9 1500 7 2 ... ... 3 369 2 1 ... ... 12 1869 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 1 121 ... ... 4 509 5 630
    m Cutters, &c. 8 guns 1 104 ... ... 1 104 ... 1 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 104 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    o Cutters, &c. 4 guns 3 226 ... ... 3 226 3 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3 226 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 2 164 2 164
        CRUISERS 233 164630 204 222362 437 386992 391 46 5 6144 204 197770 147 62 32 51631 678 642537 8 14881 6 2860 1 224 2 1997 2 3276 4 6113 9 11610 11 4525 21 22898 91 58455 123 85878
    q Troop-ships 11 9507 1 1090 12 10597 8 4 2 1482 19 17775 14 7 ... ... 33 29854 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 1 1051 3 3914 6 5809 10 10774
    r Store-ships 13 9943 ... ... 13 9943 12 1 ... ... 3 963 3 ... ... ... 16 10906 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 1 394 1 394
    w Surveying Vessel 3 574 ... ... 3 574 3 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 3 574 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0
    x Advice Boats and Tenders ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 3 495 3 ... ... ... 3 495 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... ... ... 2 289 2 289
    a Hospital, Prison, Receiving ships, &c. ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 4 2942 31 35866 21 14 ... ... 35 38808 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 22 23536 ... ... 22 23536 ... ... ... ... 3 3687 3 3687
    b Royal Yachts ... ... ... ... 0 0 ... ... 7 1454 ... ... 7 ... 1 282 8 1736 ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 1 282 1 282 ... ... ... ... 1 164 1 164
      TROOP-SHIPS, &c. 27 20024 1 1090 28 21114 23 5 13 5878 56 55099 48 21 1 282 98 82373 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 23536 1 282 23 23818 1 1051 3 3914 13 10343 17 15308
      GRAND TOTAL 260 184654 205 223452 465 408106 414 51 18 12022 260 252869 195 83 33 51913 776 724910 8 14881 6 2860 1 224 2 1997 24 26812 5 6395 32 35428 12 5576 24 26812 104 68798 140 101186

    NOTES TO ABSTRACT No. 24.

    a The Howe and St.-Vincent ;
    of a similar construction to the Nelson. The first, of 2619 35/94 tons, began
    building at Chatham in June, 1808, and was launched March 28, 1815 ; the second, of 2612
    28/9 4 tons, began building at Plymouth in May, 1810, and was launched March 11,
    1815. For the principal dimensions of these ships, and some account of their masts
    and yards, see the preceding page.

    b One of these was the Isis, first
    built as a quarter-decked 50, of 1190 tons, draught-measurement, from the reduced
    lines of the late Danish 80-gun ship Christian VII ; as were also the
    Salisbury, the single ship, of 1199 tons, in the first " Built" column of
    class T in No. 23 Abstract, and the Romney, the single ship of 1227 tons, in
    the same column and class of the present abstract. After the Isis had been
    constructed, it was thought advisable to cut her in two, and add an additional
    port and space to her length ; and also, to take away her poop, forecastle, and
    quarterdeck, or at least as much of the latter as reached from forward to about at beam
    afore the mizenmast. This made the Isis a flush two-decker, with a short
    quarterdeck, or large roundhouse, merely intended as a roof to the captain's apartments,
    and increased her measurement to 1321 tons. The number of guns she was to
    mount, in her old and in her new state, was the same, 58 ; but the alteration in her
    construction gave the Isis nearly a double superiority in force, as the
    following statement will show:

     

    Quarterdecked

    Flush

     

    Guns

     

    Pdrs.

    Guns

     

    Pdrs.

    First deck

    22

    long

    24

    28

    long

    24

    Second deck

    24

    long

    12

    2

    long

    24

    Quarterdeck

    2

    long

    6

    28

    carrs.

    42

    Forecastle

    10

    carrs.

    24

         

    Total

    58

       

    58

       
    Broadside metal in lbs  

    560

       

    948

     
    Men and boys  

    350

       

    450

     

    According to this, the Isis gained two additional ports of a side
    on her first, and three on her second deck, instead of one on each, as had
    previously been stated. The fact is, her foremost or bow-port (meant to be vacant) on the
    first deck was considered to be sufficiently aft to admit a standing gun, and a
    fresh chase-port was cut through further forward. This gave the ship 14 guns of a side on
    that deck. With respect to her second deck, the substitution of carronades for long
    guns caused the ports to be altered, and admitted them to be nearer together ;
    which at once gave the required number.

    The second of the two ships in the " Built " column of this class was
    the Java, of 1458 tons, constructed from a draught prepared by the surveyors
    of the navy, and made a trifle shorter and narrower than the Leander
    and Newcastle, but established with precisely the same force in guns and men.

    The principal dimensions of the Java were:

     

    ft.

    in.

    Length of lower deck

    171

    11

    Breadth extreme

    43

    6

    Depth in hold

    14

    3

    Burden in tons 1458.    

    Last Updated on 19/07/02

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