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
She saw service in the North and South Atlantic and the Pacific.
|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
|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.
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
|Samuel Thornton Junior served as Acting Lt for six months
|George Birnie, Surgeon R.N was her surgeon for part of this period see here
||She had been sold so this would have enabled 'our' HMS Conway to adopt the name when she was laid down in 1828.
||Still out of commission at Portsmouth.