Nominal Guns20BWAS-1793
NationalityGreat Britain
OperatorThe Royal Navy
PreviouslyFrench Sixth Rate corvette 'Le Babet' (1793)
ShipyardLe Havre NNF-1774
Ship ClassPrompte Class
Designed byJoseph-Marie-Blaise CoulombNNF-1774
ConstructorPierre MaugerNNF-1774
CategorySixth RateBWAS-1793
Ship TypePost Ship


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1793
Length of Gundeck119' 1"Imperial Feet36.2725
Length of Keel99' 5 ⅜"Imperial Feet30.1847
Breadth31' 1"Imperial Feet9.4742
Depth in Hold9' 4 ½"Imperial Feet2.7559
Burthen511 194Tons BM


1794/12Broadside Weight = 138 Imperial Pound ( 62.583 kg) BWAS-1793
Upper Gun Deck20British 9-Pounder
Quarterdeck6British 12-Pound Carronade
Forecastle2British 12-Pound Carronade

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource

Flag Officers

1799/10/071799/10/07Vice-Admiral of the BlueAndrew MitchellBWAS-1793


1794/121795/04CaptainJohn MurrayBWAS-1793
1795/041795/05CommanderJoshua MulockBWAS-1793
1795/051795/12CaptainEdward CodringtonBWAS-1793
1795/121797/06CaptainWilliam Granville LobbBWAS-1793
1797/061801/10/25CaptainJemmett MainwaringBWAS-1793

Commissioned Officers

1800/05/071800/12/24LieutenantRichard BluettNBD1849

Petty Officers

1795/041797MidshipmanThomas CullNBD1849

Service History

DateEvent Source
1794/04/30Arrived at PortsmouthBWAS-1793
1794/06Began fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1795/05/10Completed fitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £2544.0.0dBWAS-1793
1795/06/23Action of Ile Groix 
1796/02/25Sailed for the Leeward IslandsBWAS-1793
1796/04/23Capture of Demerara, Essequibo and Berbice 

In company with Bellona destroyed a small privateer off Deseada

1798/07Began refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard BWAS-1793
1801/10/25Lost presumed foundered with all hands on passage from Martinique to JamaicaBWAS-1793
1980Completed refitting at Portsmouth Dockyard at a cost of £5194.0.0dBWAS-1793


BWAS-1793 British Warships in the Age of Sail 1793 - 1817Rif WinfieldBook
NNF-1774 Nomenclature des Navires Français de 1774 à 1792Alain DemerliacBook
NBD1849 A Naval Biographical Dictionary 1849O'BrienDigital Book
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