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HBMC Volage (1807)

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Volage, 22 Guns



Nationality British
Ordered 1805/01/30 B064
Laid Down 1806/01/00 B064
Launched 1807/03/23 B028
Shipyard Bideford B028
Designer John Henslow B064
Constructor Richard Chapman B064
Rate Sixth Rate  
Type Ship  
Out Service 1818/01/29 B028
Fate Sold B028


B064   Type Metric
Length of Gundeck 118' 21/2" Imperial Feet 36.02
Length of Keel 98' 9" Imperial Feet 30.1
Breadth 31' 9" Imperial Feet 9.68
Depth in Hold 10' 3" Imperial Feet 3.12
Draught Forward 8' 9" Imperial Feet 2.67
Draught Aft 12' 3" Imperial Feet 3.73
Burthen 52947/94 Tons BM  


1807/05 B064 Broadside Weight = 430
Gun Deck 22 British 32-Pound Carronade
Quarterdeck 6 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle 2 British 18-Pound Carronade
Forecastle 2 British 6-Pounder


Crew Complement
Date Men Notes Source
1807/05 155 Establishment B064


Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1805/07 1810/02 Post Captain Philip Lewis J Rosenhagen B064
1810/02 1812/02 Post Captain Phipps Hornby B064
1812/02 1812/04 Post Captain Arthur Batt Bingham B064
1812/04 1813 Post Captain Donald Hugh Mackay B064
1813 1814/02 Post Captain Samuel Leslie B064
1814 1814/02/04 Acting Captain John Allen B080
1814/02 1814/03 Post Captain Joseph Drury B064
1814/03 1814/04 Post Captain Charles Biddulph B064
1816 1818/01 Post Captain John Bartholomwe Hoar Curran B064
Commissioned Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1810 1811 Lieutenant William Wolrige B030
1812/03/13 1814 First Lieutenant John Allen B080
Petty Officers
Date From Date to Rank/Position Name Source
1810 1811/03/13 Midshipman John George B030


Service Record
Date Notes Source
1807/09/08 Completed at Plymouth B064
1807/10/11 Sailed for the Mediterranean B064
1807/11/06 Took the cutter Succes (10) in the Mediterranean B064
1808/07/28 Took La Requin (16) off Corsica B064
1809/09/06 Took L'Annunciate (2) B064
1809/09/20 Took the privateer La Jason (6) B064
1811/03/13 Had 13 killed and 33 wounded at the Battle of Lissa B064
1812 Sailed for the East Indies B064
1818/01 Returned to the UK and paid off B064
1818/01/29 Sold to Mr Lackland for £1,600. became the merchant vessel Rochester B064


Fleet Title Commander Date From Date To Source
No Fleets Listed


Actions & Battles
Date Source
1811/03/13 Battle of Lissa  


Notes on Ship
At the Battle of Lissa the Volage had one midshipman, John George, 10 seamen, and two private marines killed, one lieutenant of marines William Stephens Knapman, 27 seamen, and four private marines wounded; total, 13 killed and 33 wounded.


Id Link or Description Author
B064 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793-1817 Rif Winfield
B028 Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume I J. J. Colledge
B080 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849 O'Brien
B030 The Royal Navy Vol V William Laid Clowes

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