HMS Conway - Click here to return to the menu HMS Conway 1859 - 1974

Alfie Windsor 1998
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The Original HMS Conway

1813-1814 In 1813 a 20 (26?) gun sloop HMS Conway was laid down at Frindesbury opposite Rochester on the Medway. She was launched on . She is variously classified as a 6th rate, 'ship sloop', or a 'brig sloop'. Length 108.4 feet, 444 (or 451) tons BOM. She had a crew of 150. 

She saw service in the North and South Atlantic and the Pacific.

10th March1814 Launched
1814-1816
For part of this period one of her Midshipmen was John Hood Wolesley and he kept a log of his time here
4 Jul 1817
to 20 Jan 1820
Commanded by Captain Edward Barnard, Persian Gulf and Isle de France
1819
Samuel Thornton Junior served as acting Lt for six months.

William Arthur, aged 21, ofSurrey, Master's Mate of H.M.S. "Conway" died 10/22/1819 and was buried at the Cape of Good Hope.
1820 Commanded by Captain Basil Hall FRS, left for the South American station for the purpose of exploring the South Shetlands. Produced the first chart of Hughes Bay. Her log book for the years 1820 - 21 is held by the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service

http://www2.hmc.gov.uk/NRA/searches/SIdocs.asp?SIR=43097

1821
Samuel Thornton Junior served as Acting Lt for six months
1820s
George Birnie, Surgeon R.N was her surgeon for part of this period see here
By 1825 She had been sold so this would have enabled 'our' HMS Conway to adopt the name when she was laid down in 1828.
Jan 1843 Still out of commission at Portsmouth.

 

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